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From David Provan <>
Subject Redirects on HTTP Request
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2009 17:17:25 GMT


I am using HTTP Request nodes to sample against a site however we have come accross an issue
when redirecting.

I have multiple HTTP Servers so to ensure I "hit" the correct one I use the HTTP Header Manager
to set a "Host" attribute in the HTTP Request sample set the IP address to hit


The code I am hitting then sends a redirect which JMeter will automatically follow, however
the returning redirect contains the host not the IP address so I no longer can be sure of
the web server I am testing against.

For example.

I request (Host: header set to

This returns a redirect of

Is it possible in JMeter to replace the returned in the redirect URL with
the IP address?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

David Provan

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