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From Jacek Prucia <>
Subject Re: couple of questions on "flood" tool.
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2005 23:42:55 GMT
On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 10:20:37 -0800
venugopal Narayanabhatla <> wrote:

> Hi ,
> I have downloaded and compiled the code and get the examples working, 
> but does not work when I am trying to customize to  my environment,
> I want to use it loadtest our relayserver which accepts POST requests of 
> different file sizes , and then also accetps GET requests to get those 
> POSTed files.
> 1. This is my original request(from the capture using a proxy), I am 
> trying to use
> ""+MY_TOKEN+ &
>         "&sender=testuser&recver=tuser HTTP/1.0" ON 1            &
>         HEADER DEFAULT_HEADERS            &
>           ,BODY 
> "qa=stestigtesdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfdsfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfdsfdsfsdfdsfd"
> So I  included this in my test,.xml file in flood
>  <url method="POST" 
> payload="qa=stestigtesdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfdsfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfdsfdsfsdf
> dsfd">
> obAef_UVR9yalMQu8RMgDqvhGc-&amp;sender=testuser&amp;recver=tuser
> HTTP/1.0</url>
> It does not work.

First thing, that look's odd: why is 'HTTP/1.0' part of an URL? You schould
remove this, as it will be added by flood when creating request.

> A. Is payload the right parameter to specifiy the body of the POST 
> request.


> Is there a way to include different sizes of files in the request.

I'm not sure if i understand you correctly, but payload is really a static
element. You have to prepare it first, and then when creating request, flood
will calculate Content-Length header. So you need a separate URL for every
different file.

> B. Is there a way to parameterise different parts of  a url from a file 
> and run the tests.

Unfortunatelly, no. I was recently bitten by the same problem. I was forced to
use "another ASF testing package", which somehow handled the task, reading
data from file in sequential order. During that test I figured out, that this
method is also not enough, and I'm working on a 'data sources' concept for

> I appologise for spamming the whole list. but I need some help here.

This is not a spam, but a bunch of legitimate questions. Please don't hesitate
to ask them here, as this is the right place to do so.

Be sure to check flood documentation. It's mostly up-to-date. Check docs
subdirectory or (if you don't want to build it yourself) following URL:

Jacek Prucia

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