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From Skye Poier Nott <s...@F4.ca>
Subject Re: flood random profiletype?
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:04:56 GMT
Even better - very cool patch!!  Like many people, I'm interested  
primarily in simulating real world traffic and round_robin doesn't  
really cut it.

So is it in SVN or... ?

Skye



On 17-Mar-08, at 10:54 AM, Guy Ferraiolo wrote:

> It works a bit differently because it does text substitution.   
> That's a
> more general case and is much more common for our needs.  Here's how  
> it
> would work in your case:
>
> 1.	use a requesttemplate
> 2.	the URL would be http://w${RANVAR}.example.com/file.html
> 	RANVAR is the substitution variable, you can pick your
> 	variable names and have more than one in a URL
> 3.	create a substitution file containing lines with the text
> 	you want substituted as (example file name mysubstfile):
> 	0000\n
> 	0001\n
> 	...
> 	9999\n
> 4.	Have a config file with a subst_list entry like this
>
> 	<subst_list>
> 		<subst_entry>
> 			<subst_var>RANVAR</subst_var>
> 			<subst_file>/path-to/mysubstfile</subst_file>
> 		<subst_entry>
> 	<subst_list>
>
>
> The win is that the subst file can contain lots of things beyond  
> random
> numbers.  It's very easy to create a subst file from an access log and
> get very good agreement with your actual traffic.  So URLs like
> http://example.com/?q=${QUERYFROMREALTRAFFIC} work fine.  You can do
> port numbers too.
>
> Very large subst files work fine.
>
> Guy
>
> On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 10:43 -0700, Skye Poier Nott wrote:
>> Interesting..
>>
>> I have 10,000 host aliases setup up from w0000.example.com to
>> w9999.example.com so your patch would let me do something like  
>> http://
>> w{random number from 0000-9999}.example.com/file.html in the urllist?
>> Well that would sure cut down on the size of the flood config xml.
>>
>> Hopefully your patch can do zero padding of random numbers!  What's
>> the url for the patch file?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Skye
>>
>>
>> On 17-Mar-08, at 10:37 AM, Guy Ferraiolo wrote:
>>
>>> Actually, I think my current patch which does randomization on  
>>> URLs in
>>> round_robin profiles provides a bit more.
>>>
>>> Any news on the patch, folks?
>>>
>>> Guy
>>>
>>> On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 10:35 -0700, Skye Poier Nott wrote:
>>>> It looks like (contrary to the docs) the only available  
>>>> <profiletype>
>>>> for flood is round_robin.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone have a patch to support <profiletype>random</
>>>> profiletype>?
>>>>
>>>> If not, and I write one, would you be interested in the patch?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Skye
>>>>
>>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Guy Ferraiolo                                   mailto:guyf@CNET.com
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>>
> -- 
> Guy Ferraiolo                                   mailto:guyf@CNET.com
> Performance Measurement & Analysis              http://CNET.com
> CNET                                            tel: 1.908.541.3739
> 1200 Route 22 East                              fax: 1.908.575.7474
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