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Browser Simulation

If you use a proxy server, select Use Proxy and enter the address and Port of the proxy. If your proxy server requires authentication, select Use Proxy User and enter the Username and Password.

IMPORTANT: It is not recommended to run tests across proxy servers, because you will never know if you are actually testing the speed of your webserver or the speed of your proxy server.

A specific User Agent String can be sent to the server when Use Agent is selected. You may select a user agent string from the list or edit the string yourself.

To add your own parameters to the HTTP request headers, enable Addtl. Headers and enter your data in the text control.

You may set a maximum timeout for finishing the HTTP requests by selecting Use Timeout. Enter the timeout in seconds. A good value to start with is 60 seconds (since no human user would likely wait longer than that).

To throttle the data rate through which a user accesses the server, enter a value in kbit/s for Simulate Maximum Data Rate for Client. This can be used to simulate users accessing the webserver through modem lines (e.g. 50 kbit/s).

If your webserver or web application requires cookies, select enable cookies. The cookies are shown in the detailed log file when Show Cookies in Log is selected. The cookies are stored for each user and resent to the server for the following requests until a cookie invalidation is sent by the server.

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