[smokeping-users] Re: Another suggestion...

Tom Throckmorton throck at hbs.edu
Tue Jan 29 00:03:53 MET 2002

Hal Burgiss wrote:

> The way I'd see testing a server is the time to get a valid response.
> Say a web server, open connection, time to get an HTTP 200 response
> or whatever, close connection. My perl is not so good, but I've played
> with this some, and one hurdle I couldn't get past, is that IO::Socket
> does not seem to ever time out. So if the server opens connection, but
> does not conclude it, the connection just sits there. There probably
> is a better module, but I never dug too deep into it.

There is a handy (and short!) script (test-url) that comes w/ the Cricket
distribution to do precisely this.  It uses LWP::UserAgent and Time::HiRes, but i
imagine you could adapt it to use arbitrary ports using Socket (or arbitrary
protocols using different modules, e.g. SMTP),.....but now that Tobi's found the
answer :-)


Tom Throckmorton
Harvard Business School
ITG, Network Operations Center
throck at hbs.edu

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