idleconn - tool for opening any number of idle connections
idleconn <server> <port> <numidle>
idleconn is part of httperf suite and is useful to simulate a large
number of concurrent and idle connections. It can establish a set of
persistent connections, each of which generated periodic requests to the
server. The effect is that at all times, some of the connections were active
while the rest were idle, and these active and idle connection sets kept
changing with time. (This paragraph was extracted and adapted from the article
"Scalability of Linux Event-Dispatch Mechanisms" (HPL-2000-174),
written by Abhishek Chandra and David Mosberger).
- IP of the server to connect.
- Port used by server.
- Number of idle process to be generated.
This is a simple example how to use idleconn:
$ ./idleconn 192.168.1.1 80 100
It would open and maintain 100 idle connections to a web server, listening on
port 80, using the IP address 192.168.1.1.
The httperf was written by David Mosberger-Tang, Hewlett-Packard Company and
This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho
<email@example.com> for the Debian project (but may be used by