[nycbug-talk] Mail stress test

Bob Ippolito bob
Fri Feb 25 16:00:00 EST 2005

On Feb 25, 2005, at 3:41 PM, Pete Wright wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 01:51:11PM -0500, Steve Rieger wrote:
>> Ok so nobody knows, and it might not even be possible to max out the
>> concurrent connections for those protocols.
>> So I will take a step back and ask do you know of a way I can create 
>> 100
>> concurrent connections for each of those protocols, on these servers.
> this still may be possible with the perl modules (i assume there
> are modules for other langs as well).  for example, the Net::IMAP
> module from CPAN pretty much give you all the functionality of an
> imap client. so you could setup on the server a test account with
> messages in it and have to script connect, get a listing of messages
> etc.  i believe the same is true for Net::POP etc.  so i guess i'm
> suggesting that by using libraries like this you should be able to
> script something up.  i'm sure one of the python or php guru's here
> know of similar way's to do this.

Python ships with imaplib, poplib, and smtplib, which are all perfectly 
capable clients that could be used to develop a benchmarking tool.


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