Traffic generator for loadbalancer test

Scott Francis scott at
Thu May 10 05:58:02 UTC 2001

On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 12:49:06AM +0200, Arnold Nipper exclaimed:
> I am looking for a traffic generator for stresstesting load balancers. Has
> anyone an idea if there is software or anything else? I'm particularly
> interested in testtraffic for DOMAIN and WHOIS.

we have always liked http_load - used it to test Alteon, Extreme and
ClickArray load balancing apparatus so far. While it's perhaps not the most
featureful or powerful tool available, it's small, simple and free as in
beer (GPL'd IIRC). Check and search for http_load.

> Arnold Nipper / nIPper consulting          mailto:arnold at
> Heilbronner Str. 34b                       Phone:  +49 700 NIPPER DE
> D-76131 Karlsruhe                          Mobile: +49 172 2650958
> Germany                                    Fax:    +49 180 505255469743

Scott Francis                [email protected] [work:] v i r t u a l i s . c o m
Systems Analyst          [email protected] [home:] d a r k u n c l e . n e t
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