Siege is a regression test and benchmark utility. It can stress test a single URL with a user defined number of simulated users, or it can read many URLs into memory and stress them simultaneously. The program reports the total number of hits recorded, bytes transferred, response time, concurrency, and return status. Siege supports HTTP/1.0 and 1.1 protocols, GET and POST directives, cookies, transaction logging, and basic authentication. Its features are configurable on a per user basis.
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Release Notes: This release provides a new method for looping through a URLs file. Each client now begins at a different location in the file. It also provides support for long URLs and POST data and includes several bugfixes and documentation updates.
Release Notes: This release updates the default siegerc file to provide a mechanism with which you can disable cookies.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in which a host lookup failure could cause siege to erroneously send traffic to localhost.
Release Notes: This release adds support for large headers and URLs. It also introduces a fundamentally different way to loop through a urls.txt file. Each simulated user starts from a different segment of the file so they don't all hit the same URLs at once.
Release Notes: This is the first major siege release in over a decade. Significant portions have been rewritten to add support for additional protocols. This release adds limited support for FTP. You can get and put files to a server. FTP is invoked automatically based on the URL scheme, i.e., ftp://.