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Load Testing and Benchmarking With Siege

Jun 29, 2011, 08:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

[ Thanks to Amy Newman for this link. ]

"Siege is a fantastic utility for helping with Linux server management by exposing problems before they go into production. It's open source software (GPLv2 or later) and easy to get started with.

"Siege is packaged for Debian and Ubuntu, but it doesn't look to be packaged for Fedora and openSUSE (at least in the default repos). Do remember, though, it's 'i' before 'e' -- I nearly missed the package for Ubuntu by searching for 'seige,' which (obviously) doesn't exist.

"The source, of course, is available. Note that the link to the latest version from the homepage returns an 'unable to connect' error (at least as of this writing). However, the pub directory is available over HTTP even if the FTP server seems to be down."

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