Siege is a free and open source regression test and benchmark utility that lets Web designers measure the performance of their code under a heavy load of hits. 'Siege' lets the user hit a server with an adjustable number of concurrent users, thus placing the server "under siege." It can stress test a single URL with a user defined number of simulated users, or it can read many URLs into memory and stress them simultaneously. The program reports the total number of hits recorded, bytes transferred, response time, concurrency, and return status. Most features are configurable with command line options, which also include default values to minimize the complexity of the programs's invocation.
DocumentationUser manual available from http://www.joedog.org/siege/docs/manual.shtml
released on 20 May 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||17 January 2001|
Leaders and contributors
|Peter J. Hutnick||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Source requirement||openssl (to support https protocol)|
|Required to use||Perl|
|Required to build||autoconf|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 April 2005.
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