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Using Simple URL Sequences

Please enter your URLs (and – if needed – the other parameters for POSTDATA, usernames and password) into the table of URLs.

Here is a description of each field:

·      Name: Select a descriptive Name for each URL entry. This name will be used in the graphs and in the logfiles (e.g. “Homepage”, “Search”, “Shopping Cart”, “Checkout” etc.)

·      Click Delay: Enter the time the simulated user shall take to “read the previous page”. The simulated users will wait for this time (in seconds) after the previous URL has finished loading until this next URL will be clicked.

·      URL: Enter the URL using the standard format http://servername[:port]/path?get-params. Here are some samples:
http://www.server.com/home
http://www.server.com:8080/myfolder/myfile.php
http://www.server.com/signupform.cgi?username=name

·      POSTDATA: Usually Webserver Stress Tool creates GET requests. If you enter data into this column the request will be sent as POST request using the data that you provide (must be urlencoded). You can also use the content of a file for the POSTDATA by entering the filename with “@” at the beginning and at the end, e.g. @[email protected]. Note: This file must reside in the folder of the webstress7.exe file.

·      Username/Password: If you use BASIC authentication (see Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1945.txt, RFC 1945 for an explanation of BASIC authentication), enter the Username and Password for the  URL here[2]. With BASIC authentication, the login data is sent as part of the HTTP header in clear text. This will obviously not work for login mechanisms that use HTML FORMs. You have to simulate these logins using GET/FORM data. Note 1: NTLM or other authentications are not supported). Note 2: Don’t mix up HTTP authentication and login mechanisms that use HTML forms.

While editing the list you can use the following buttons:

·      Click Add URL to add another line for a new URL at the bottom (you can also directly set the Number of URLs in the editbox). You can use up to 1000 URLs.

·      Click Delete URL to delete the currently selected URL

·      With Clear URLs you can clear the complete list

·      The easiest way to get this list of URLs is to use the URL recorder (see below)

·      Also the Data Merging feature is explained below.

More:

Chossing the URL Sequencing

Using the URL Recorder

Setting Up the Data Merging Feature

Tutorial for Data Merging

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