NAMEwbox - HTTP testing tool and configuration-less HTTP server
SYNOPSISwbox <url> [ options ] wbox servermode webroot <path> [serverport <portnumber> (def 8081)]
DESCRIPTIONwbox aims to help you having fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to perform many tasks, including the following: - Benchmarking how much time it takes to generate content for your web application. - Web server and web application stressing. - Testing virtual domains configuration without the need to alter your local resolver. - Use it as a configuration-less HTTP server to share files!
OPTIONS<number> Stop after <number> requests compr Send Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate in request showhdr Show the HTTP reply header dump Show the HTTP reply header + body silent Don't show status lines head Use the HEAD method instead of GET http10 Use HTTP/1.0 instead of HTTP/1.1 close Close the connection after reading few bytes host <hostname> Use <hostname> as Host: field in HTTP request timesplit Show transfer times for different data chunks wait <number> Wait <number> seconds between requests. Default 1. clients <number> Spawn <number> concurrent clients (via fork()). referer <url> Send the specified referer header. cookie <name> <val> Set cookie name=val, can be used multiple times. maxclients <number> Max concurrent clients in server mode (default 20). -h or --help Show this help. -v Show version.
USAGE EXAMPLESwbox wikipedia.org (simplest, basic usage) wbox wikipedia.org 3 compr wait 0 (three requests, compression, no delay) wbox wikipedia.org 1 showhdr silent (just show the HTTP reply header) wbox wikipedia.org timesplit (show splitted time information) wbox 126.96.36.199 host example.domain (test a virtual domain at 188.8.131.52) wbox servermode webroot /tmp/mydocuments (Try it with //127.0.0.1:8081)
TUTORIALWbox is trivial to use but, in order to understand better what wbox is and how to use it, you may want to read the TUTORIAL inside the /usr/share/doc/wbox/ directory.
AUTHORwbox was written by Salvatore 'antirez' Sanfilippo <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manual page was written by Alberto Furia <email@example.com>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others). December 10, 2009 WBOX(1)