[Techtalk] calculating server load capability

Val Henson val.henson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 14:19:09 EST 2006

On 4/25/06, Hamster <hamster at invisiblepixels.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:06:49 -0500
> "Carol Williams" <carolswilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would suggest performing a load test against your server to see
> > what the increases for cpu/memory are per connection or per 100
> > connections.
> How do I go about doing this? I don't have 100 client devices that I
> can plug in. I have do have 3 devices to play with, and plugging them
> in at the same time and looking at load produces values that are so
> insignificant that I can't actually use the info to extrapolate
> anything. Is there software I can run that will simulate these types of
> loads?

A quick hack might be to run multiple copies of dhclient on each
client (assuming they are running Linux).  Basically, you need get
your 3 clients spitting packets that look like DHCP requests as
quickly as possible.


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