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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 [closed]

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 ...
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How to utilize Varnish for A/B Testing and Feature Rollout?

Today we have our web layer exposed to the world. We would like to add Varnish in front of our web layer to accelerate the site and reduce calls to the backend. However, we have some concerns and i ...
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Why DEV environment is associated with more than one QA environments?

I worked as QA intern during my summer, i have a question when i used to run tests for product build. I used to find 3 QA environments associated with one Dev environment? For instance: Dev has 1 ...
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Tools to test multicast routing [closed]

I am looking for a good simple tool that runs on a standard OS (Windows or Linux) that I can used to test that multicast is being passed properly by a router. I have been asked by a client to enable ...
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Simulating load from GroupWise clients (MUA) on GroupWise POAs

We are looking to simulate the load of many clients sending mail, and we want it to be scriptable. The part that we are unsure about is if our possible message submission methods (SMTP and SOAP) are ...
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Testing email locally on a windows machine

This is a question I've tried to answer for a long time now. I'm currently working on a personal project on a windows XP machine and it's come to the point where I need to send emails to test some ...
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apache virtual hosts vs. alias, what is better?

I've been building a dev machine over the last week and it has created some interesting question in my head. One of which is whether setting up an apache vh is better than creating an alias. Now, I ...
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How to I get an LDAP Client to validate a LDAP instance?

Try connecting with an LDAP client like JXplorer to validate that a LDAP instance is up an running at the host and port I think it is. Also, trying to use any of the LDAP config data here: http://...
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Test Exchange server on a laptop

I need to run some Outlook sessions that connect to an Exchange server. If I wanted to create a test environment on my laptop, would that be feasible? Would it be better to run natively, or inside a ...
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Windows desktop (XP, Vista or Win7) EC2 AMI for QA testing

I need to perform QA testing for Windows based applications on a Windows desktop client and I would like to know if EC2 supports Windows images that are NOT server based (e.g. Server 2003). I have ...
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VM for learning and testing firewall and some others softwares? [closed]

Computer Specs: Core 2 Duo 1.80Ghz 2gb ram 500GB hd Currently with Windows XP installed but can be changed to anything else needed. To explain more about what i am looking forward to do, i was ...
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Online test to learn Linux command-line based on frequency of command-line operation and it's methods use? [closed]

Trying to learn Linux command-line as fast as possible, know of any online test that progressively present questions requiring a command be entered. Looking for test that recall what I've answered, ...
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What is a free active directory simulator tool for testing remote single-sign-on auth requests?

Need to test if an application has correctly implemented active directory remote authentication single-sign-on requests? If you don't know of a tool, what would be a checklist of items to confirm are ...
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How to build a Software-Network-Tester?

The company where I work is building special twisted pair network cables. Those cables need to be tested for function and performance (100/1000 Base-T). Since we only produce small batches of those ...
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Proposal for a new EICAR format that covers engine up-to-dateness [closed]

The EICAR test file was used to functionally test an antivirus system. As it stands today almost every AV system will flag EICAR as being a "test" virus. For more information on this historic test ...
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command line http load testing tool that supports gzip / deflate

We use apache as our web server and it has mod_deflate enabled. We have been using httperf to test it for load but we've not been able to get it to talk to the webserver with gzip/deflate encoding ...
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how do I properly measure capacity of a UPS battery?

How can I properly measure the capacity of a UPS battery? Unplugging it from the wall is a bad idea since it loses the ground, so how can this be done?
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Software to test disk drives, via PXE boot?

Is there any software out there which will allow a disk drive to be tested, which boots via PXE? I have a fully functional PXE environment which allows memtesting, installation, and drive nuking - ...
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Can a service spawn a login session? Build server woes

To run some acceptance tests on my build server, I need to have a logged in user session open (the white testing framework needs to have a "screen" to test the WPF UIs) all of the time. This is ...
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There is a way to unit test servers?

I am a developper, but since I know Unix and use Linux at home, I have to handle ten webservers and hundred of websites, DNS adress, webservices, well, too many bits of informations to check. We are ...
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Testing IIS7 cluster nodes before bringing online

We are starting a migration to a IIS cluster for load balancing, failover support, as well as zero-downtime upgrades. We are currently testing this configuration with a pair of Windows 2008 R2 ...
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How can I test if LVM works on Ubuntu Lucid?

I got LVM2 installed on Ubuntu Lucid. I have a volume group on /dev/fluid with free space (150Gb). I need to know if LVM is installed and working properly. How can I test that LVM is working properly?...
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SQL database testing: How to capture state of my database for rollback

I have a SQL server (MS SQL 2005) in my development environment. I have a suite of unit tests for some .net code that will connect to the database and perform some operations. If the code under test ...
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VMware ESX Linux Guest Customization

I am interested in deploying several RHEL 4 Update 8 virtual machines for creation of a test environment. Here are the steps I am taking: In off hours, P2V/V2V the production machines and convert ...
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Generate a limited amount of random network traffic between 2 hosts

I'm trying to find a utility that will allow me to generate a constant flow of random network traffic at a specified rate between 2 hosts. The utility needs to run on Windows and OSX. I've tried iperf ...
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Sharing an Apache configuration between testing vs. production

I have a personal web site with a slightly nontrivial Apache configuration. I test changes on my personal machine before uploading them to the server. The path to the files on disk and the root URL of ...
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smartctl -t long isn't finishing

I been running smartctl -t long on a drive for about 2 days now and it seems to be stalled at 10%. short and conveyance both passed. I have to send 1 of 2 drives purchased back I found badblocks with ...
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Penetration testing - common examples?

I was charged to do some basic penetration testing on our system. I tried to find some favoured practices but I was not successful. I guess SYN attack is retired (no NT here). Could anyone advice some ...
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Solution to time shifting requirement in Active Directory

I currently have an active directory that has several child domains (consisting of nothing other than a DC and bespoke application servers) set-up for testing our CRM software, as some of it is date/...
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Is testing every Anti-Virus definition before deployment feasible?

With the recent problems that McAfee customers have had over the last week there has been lots of opinion that not only should the AV vendors have better testing but customers should test AV ...
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Test a site with a static subdomain locally

How can I test a site that uses one or more static domains for serving images locally? e.g. domain.tld with images servered from static.domain.tld Local working copy of the site on WAMP checked out ...
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Storage product testing

I know this is out of place (being an active member here I am coming for the help from seniors), but I need some information regarding storage testing, testing of RAID arrays, SCSI, SAS, SATA and also ...
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How to: mirror a staging server from a production server

We want to mirror our current production app server (Oracle Application Server) onto our staging server. As it stands right now, various things are out of sync, and what may work in testing/QA can ...
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How do you test a new email filtering system?

What method do you use to test or evaluate potential new email filtering systems before you set it up on your production network? I am particularly interested in methods that are appropriate for ...