Siege is an open source, multi-threaded regression test and benchmark utility.
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. Those users place the web server “under siege”.
Siege allows you to stress a web server with n number of users t number of times, where n and t are defined by the user. It records the duration time of the test as well as the duration of each single transaction. It reports the number of transactions, elapsed time, bytes transferred, response time, transaction rate, concurrency and the number of times the server responded with a status code 200.
- Three modes of operation: regression (when invoked by bombardment), internet simulation and brute force.
- Supports the GET and POST directives.
- Transaction logging.
- Basic authentication.
- Features are configurable on a per user basis.
- Support for most features of HTTP/1.1 protocol.
- Support HTTPS protocol (needs openssl installed).
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