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NAME
    HTTP::Recorder::Httperf - An HTTP::Recorder subclass to record user
    actions as input for httperf for load testing

SYNOPSIS
    Use it almost exactly like you would use HTTP::Recorder. In fact, this
    synopsis comes almost exactly 'as is' from the HTTP::Recorder
    documentation only changing 'HTTP::Recorder' to
    'HTTP::Recorder::Httperf'.

            #!/usr/bin/perl
        
            use HTTP::Proxy;
            use HTTP::Recorder::Httperf;
        
            my $proxy = HTTP::Proxy->new();
        
            # create a new HTTP::Recorder::Httperf object
            my $agent = new HTTP::Recorder::Httperf;
        
            # set the log file (optional)
            $agent->file("/tmp/myfile");
        
            # set HTTP::Recorder as the agent for the proxy
            $proxy->agent( $agent );
        
            # start the proxy
            $proxy->start();
        
            1;

    Now let's look at our 'file' (*/tmp/myfile*) and it might look something
    like this...

            #new session definition
            /foo.html think=2.0
                /pict1.gif
                /pict2.gif
            /foo2.html method=POST contents=’Post data’
                /pict3.gif
                /pict4.gif
                
            #new session definition
            /foo3.html method=POST contents="Multiline\ndata"
            /foo4.html method=HEAD

    This sample httperf session file comes straight from the httperf
    manpage. If you would like more information on the specific syntax of
    this file or how to edit it then please see the httperf documentation.

    Then you can run httperf to load test your recorded session with
    something like this

            httperf --server 192.168.1.2 --wsesslog 100,2,/tmp/myfile --max-piped-calls=5 --rate 10

DESCRIPTION
    This module is a subclass of HTTP::Recorder but instead of recording the
    user's actions as a WWW::Mechanize script they are instead recorded into
    a session file to be used by httperf, a load testing engine for testing
    websevers
    (<http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/David_Mosberger/httperf.html>).

    It's use is almost exactly the same as HTTP::Recorder. Some methods have
    been added for convenience for httperf specific functionality. Please be
    familiar with HTTP::Recorder and it's documentation before proceeding to
    use this module as it will probably answer most of your questions.

METHODS
  new([%args])
    This is the constuctor method. Any arguments passed into this method
    will passed directly to HTTP::Recorder::new() except for the 'logger'
    argument which will be overridden with a new
    HTTP::Recorder::Httperf::Logger object.

    In addition to the name-value pairs that HTTP::Recorder::new takes, this
    method will also accept the following arguments.

    default_think
            This value set's the default 'think' value (time in seconds) for
            each request in this session (see httperf documentation). If
            this value isn't set (or undef) then HTTP::Recorder::Httperf
            will try and estimate the think time looking at the user's
            actual browsing. By default it is 'undef'

    burst_threshold
            This value set's the time in seconds between requests where they
            would be considered a part of a burst. If this is not set then
            it defaults to 1 sec.

    temp_file
            HTTP::Recorder::Httperf uses a temporary file to store data
            about the time of requests. By default this is named
            '.httperf_recorder_time'. You can change it as you see fit.

  default_think([$value])
    This accessor/mutator method will return the current value for the
    'default_think' time in seconds between requests in this session. If
    $value is given it will set the current 'default_think' first to $value
    and then return it. If it hasn't been set, it will return undef.

  burst_threshold([$value])
    This accessor/mutator method will return the current value for the
    'burst_threshold' time in seconds. See new(). If $value is given it will
    set the current 'burst_threshold' first to $value and then return it.

  temp_file([$value])
    This accessor/mutator method will return the current name of the
    'temp_file'. See new(). If $value is given it will set the current
    'temp_file' first to $value and then return it.

CAVEATS
    *       HTTP::Recorder::Httperf will try and create files (the session
            log and temp files) in the current directory so the user running
            the proxy script must have appropriate permissions for the
            current working directory.

AUTHOR
    Michael Peters <mpeters@plusthree.com>

SEE ALSO
    httperf <http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/David_Mosberger/httperf.html>,
    HTTP::Recorder, LWP::UserAgent, HTTP::Proxy