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How to config Apache to get error 502 Bad Gateway for testing?

I'm developing a website with ajax allow many queries insert many many row to database in the same time. It's run ok on localhost, but when I deploy onto server (free Amazon server), it's often get ...
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What is the best server or Ip address to use for prolonged testing?

I usually run uptime/latency tests against (and from) two servers that we own at different sites and until recently I've used the google dns servers as a control group. However, I've realized there ...
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run and track SMART tests of harddisks

At our shop we have nagios checks for the SMART status of hard disks in linux servers, but it hasn't been really useful so far: by the time we get a SMART alarm the system already had problems so we ...
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Print Out Redirect URL without Actually Redirecting

I have set up a server that is a clone of our production server that we want to use as a test server for testing our redirector. Importantly, we don't want to actually redirect to these urls like we ...
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Test Server for Redirector Display Redirect URL without actually Redirecting

I am setting up a test server whose primary purpose is to test the scripts we are using for Apache redirectors. On the test server, I don't want to actually redirect to the page but instead I want ...
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How to generate test data from an sql query and a result set?

I am using an oracle database and want to generate test data from a live database, but I do not want to copy the whole database content. Given a database DB(S, D) consisting of the database schema S ...
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Network Cable Testing Diagnostics

I've recently helped a friend wire his new office up with Ethernet cable wall sockets that all connect to a central patch panel. The issue I currently have is with testing the cable.. I receive the ...
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Automated Tests for System Configuration

In software development, i like to do tests. But are there any useful frameworks for automated tests for system configurations? I think like you may be able to test a Backup-MX configuration: - ...
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Burn in 50 Computers without installing an OS on each

I am burn in testing 50 propritary PCs for a customer. I am having some issues figureing out how to burn these machines in using my customers requirements. I must use Passmark Standard 6.0 or >. I ...
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Looking for a software alternatives to a Fluke Meter

I have cat5 ports through out the office that seem to not work 100%. I wanted to know if there is a software alternative to the $1000 Fluke Meters, that I can do the same thing with. Maybe something I ...
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Make apachebench(ab) send HTTP1.1 request?

I'm trying to use ab to test my webserver, but it only supports HTTP/1.1 (reject requests that have HTTP/1.0 in the first line). The -k switch only adds a header with connection: keep-alive. Is it ...
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Does Ixia Qcheck support IPv6?

I'm trying to use Ixia Qcheck 3 on Windows 7. The QCheck documentation does not indicate whether IPv6 is supported. However it does say that addresses up to 64 characters are supported, so that would ...
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Port Address Translation via Local Desktop

Recommendations for how I might configure Windows and Macs to perform port address translation locally. Need to test a web service that sits on port 99. The client application I am testing (think ...
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Website diff testing tool [closed]

Our CEO wants us to check all of our 100+ hosted/partner websites. Not only does she want to check if they are up and running, but she would like a diff analysis on the websites so that we can keep a ...
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Slow “applying computer settings” on workstation when I simulate domain controller being turned off that holds the FSMO roles in a two DC domain

Slight problem testing fail-over procedure with my two domain controllers. I have two domain controllers, dc1 and dc2. dc1 has all FSMO roles, is Active Directory integrated DNS dc2 is Active ...
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How do I write integration tests for cron jobs?

I have a series of cron jobs and I would like to test them in a more timely and automated way than the following: Test individual jobs in isolation by running them manually. Install job and update ...
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Upgrading from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, routing works in one direction only

I'm in the process of upgrading an Exchange 2003 server to Exchange 2010, and have installed the prerequisites and Exchange 2010 on the new hardware I've purchased. We use postfix on the perimeter to ...
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testing SSL server loads [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites There has been a lot of talk about SSL creating excess CPU/memory load on websites. What I want to do is ...
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Tool to replay access.log files with cookies?

Is there any tool that will replay combined access.log-style (or any other format) files back and preserve the cookies? We need to load test our application with real user accesses but we really need ...
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Best practice for testing chef recipes?

My team has created a large number of chef cookbooks. I was wondering what methods and frameworks I should look into so we can start creating tests to assure that our nodes are configured properly?
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Is there any way to add a temporary, static record to DNS?

This is for bind9. Is there a way to add a DNS record without too much mucking with zone files and named.conf? I need to test some web servers before we migrate from the old servers to the new ones. ...
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Copying SQL Server 2005 Databases

We currently have a single SQL server (2005, on a Windows server 2003 machine) with 3 DBs on it that I would like to just straight copy so that I can run some test on them for an upgrade. I don't ...
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Best practices for managing a web-server

Hi I want to ask what are the best practices when installing new software on a web-server, I'm pretty much self-taught, I have on my home PC: Ubuntu 11.04 with LAMP installed, and a VPS that I manage ...
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Office based Dev server… what do I need to consider?

At the moment we have no central "dev" server. Two developers (including myself) work with local copies of the database and XAMP installs on our Windows machines (we are using Git for version ...
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Using a VM for testing, how to artifically reduce performance?

My workstation has VMWare Server, and I'm running a few VMs for mocked production environments. I'd like to artificially slow them down, which should make finding poorly-performing code easier. ...
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Simple proxy server for development

For some development purposes I need to use a proxy server with authentication to test applications. I use Squid but sometimes I just need a simple configurable proxy where I need to provide ...
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How do I force ext3 partition to the “error” state?

I have a script where fsck is called in case filesystem is in "error" state only. I'd like to tests it. Unfortunatelly I don't know how to force "error" state on ext3 partition. The only one idea I ...
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How can I test apt-get updates on a test box before deploying to production?

I would like to schedule updates on my ubuntu servers, but would like to test the updates first on a test server. I'd like to run all updates on the test box at the beginning of a development cycle, ...
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Web test for application requiring authentication

Not sure how to go about this...basically we need to perform load testing on a web application, but the problem is, all the pages are accessible only by authenticated users. The authentication is ...
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Affordable iSCSI SAN Suggestions [closed]

Our little snowboarding company currently has three NetGear ReadyNAS units that I am ready to put through a wall. Every few months I start looking into the possibility of consolidating down to one ...
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How can I test HTTPS configuration in a LAN?

I'm developing a website that should be used with HTTPS. I am developing the site on my Windows machine and I have a Linux machine on the same LAN where I test my websites. I don't have a DNS-server ...
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Load testing tool for HTTP and JMS

I am looking for a load testing tool / load generator for HTTP (Web Services) and JMS calls. What would be a state of the art tools? a) a free product b) a commercial product
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What is the point of staging?

I thought I'd worked this out, but after reading Continuous Delivery (excellent book) I'm a little confused. They talk about having servers for: development various forms of automated tests user ...
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Auditing user behavior in a small organization to prepare IT restructuring

My company will be working on restructuring/rethinking the whole IT infrastructure for a small company (about 25 employees). A part of this is a migration to Google Apps for email, calendar, etc. That ...
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Simulate HPC application data to test WAN filesystem performance over a large link

So here is the setup: we've got temporary access to a very large TCP WAN connection and we want to use this pipe to do WAN filesystem testing. We would like to generate massive amounts of data on ...
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How to check that an OpenVPN server is listening on a remote port without using OpenVPN client?

I need to check that an OpenVPN (UDP) server is up and accessible on a given host:port. I only have a plain Windows XP computer with no OpenVPN client (and no chance to install it) and no keys needed ...
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Reasonable tests to determine if ports on hub are working

What are some reasonable tests to assure ourselves that all the ports on a 24-port hub are working correctly? We have some Linksys EF2H24 ver 2 EtherFast® 10/100 24-port Auto-Sensing Hub that may have ...
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What spec machine is required for this virtualization requirement?

I want to configure a system for cross-browser testing of rich internet applications in browsers. My requirement is to have one system with 20-30 virtual machines (eg, with VirtualBox). There will be ...
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Easily installing various distros over a network

I'm working on some software that I'd like to test on various distributions of Linux, to be able to say that I know it works on them. The software interfaces with a hardware device over USB and ...
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What tools are available to simulate certain network conditions on Ubuntu?

In order to test our deployment I want to simulate certain network events like connection losses, timeout, limited bandwidths etc. I already googled for this but haven't found something that really ...
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Virtual Host on centos

I started virtual host on my VPS, I am having two websites on it, one which was already there and the second which I trasferred now, But before changing the name-servers of the new transfered ...
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How can I automate a GUI App?

I need to automate a small GUI Windows app. It needs to be run twice a week to synchronise two databases, but with no operator intelligence behind it. Literally, it's launch the app, and perform two ...
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Testing application timing

We've developed an in-house application, with several related crons that execute at some time during the day. These crons are designed in such a way that they make sure that they ignore, for example, ...
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should I use a subdomain on live server for my development environment?

What are the pros/ cons of setting up a subdomain to use as a dev environment on the same server as a live webserver? the pros for me are it's already set up - dev.mysite.com, I dont need to worry ...
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Check Drives Before Installation: Is Badblocks Good Enough?

I wanted to know what people do to test drives before installing them in a RAID. I saw badblocks. Would write-mode, prior to installing the filesystem be sufficient in your minds?
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How do I know to which node of my Oracle RAC I am connected?

Is there an easy way to determine to which RAC node of an Oracle 11g R2 system I am connected? I am trying to perform some failover tests and I want to make sure my application is correctly connected ...
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App for managing/testing code on remote cluster of machines

(Not sure if this is the right group) I have a situation where I have a number of apps that get created/built. These apps change over time, so they need to be tested. I have a number of distributed ...
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Creating multiple Gmail Accounts

To check my application in a software testing environment , prior to launch where it requires the mail sending functionality to different email and in order to check multiple scenarios, i need to ...
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Looking for a network tester that can measure the speed of one cable

I'm looking for a network tester that is able to measure the speed of one network cable (up to 1000 MBit). I wasn't able to find any thing useful via google because most of the network tester are ...
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Server transfere to a VM

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS install on a production server. Now I want to test some new features, but I do not want to affect the current server. I want to migrate the whole system (or at least the ...