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We have a portal app which pulls in components from a number of different web servers. Some of our US users are reporting very slow page loading times.

I would usually use the firefox/firebug and the net panel to review which components and servers are slow, however I cannot replicate the problem.

It seems impossible to export the firebug report to a text file or similar to send to a technician, so is there a similar alternative plugin for either firefox or internet explorer that a non-technical user can install which would send component loading time reports back to base?

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Take a look at the Pingdom Full Page Test and see if it will duplicate the issue. I am not sure where their server is, but the testing is done server side (as verified by Fiddler) and you get a cool graph:

page load test graph for MrMediaTraining.com

and a permalink to the test results. From their text:

The Full Page Test loads a complete HTML page including all objects (images, CSS, JavaScripts, RSS, Flash and frames/iframes). It mimics the way a page is loaded in a web browser.

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this looks pretty good as well. its slightly limited compared to yslow as I can't get a report of various interactions only the assets referenced from the URLS. but its good –  Tom H Aug 21 '10 at 7:22
    
yes, a remote version of YSlow or a way to auto publish the YSlow results would be helpful in situations where you are using a content delivery system. –  Larry Smithmier Aug 21 '10 at 20:56

YSlow gives you some nice report & overall rating for different performance points. You tried that?

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Yeah, that looks good. I guess it would be cool if yslow had an email this report option, but that is probably asking too much. –  Tom H Aug 21 '10 at 7:21

Yes Tamper Data for Firefox can do it. See https://addons.mozilla.org/img/uploads/previews/full/2/2680.png?modified=0 .

Although if sending back a report is necessary, this is not possible.

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I need the report –  Tom H Aug 21 '10 at 7:21

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