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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Replaying from wireshark dumps?
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:33:09 GMT
On 22/07/2008, Yoav Felberbaum <> wrote:
> Hullo all,
>  I was reading with interest a recent thread from March, entitled "Real
> traffic simulation and Access Log Sampler", which is vaguely similar to what
> I'm after. However, what I would like to do instead is be able to replay
> more detailed requests, including HTTP headers as well.
>  I was thinking of using Wireshark (or a similar packet sniffer) to log
> 'live' data for a period, and then use this log to replay in JMeter.
> However, I can't quite figure out the missing link - namely how to get a
> dump from Wireshark into JMeter for replaying... The format of the wireshark
> dumps (PSML/PDML) seems a touch different from how JMeter expects the XML to
> be formatted...
>  Apache access logs might be usable as a last resort, but the issue is that
> I would like to be able to replay http headers as well.... Using the proxy
> server in JMeter works as well, but in this case, the issue is that this
> isn't quite enough data, nor "real-world" live data.
>  Thoughts would be muchly appreciated!

As far as I know, there's no conversion tool.

If you have any experience of XSLT, then in theory it would not be too
difficult to convert the Wireshark XML format to the JMeter XML

>  Y.
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