I want to automate / simulate web browsing and measure response times through my 768k dsl connection.
Posted on 2010-09-20
I have a branch office with 4 desktops. The remote office has an old 768k sDSL circuit. The VPN tunnel consumes part of this bandwidth making the circuit perform (as judged by scornful humans) about like a 384k circuit. I want to run scripts on the desktops that would drive them to various web sites (doesn't matter which ones) and measure response times, timeouts, etc. This would be repeated with varying configurations of VPN and DNS and anti-virus / content filtering solutions.
I found the material for a script tool known as "twill" but nothing newer than 2007 there. And it's not doing exactly this task. There are many tools that will stress test a given web site. I want to stress the dsl line. Thanks,