Flood is a profile-driven HTTP load tester. In layman's terms, it means that flood is capable of generating large amounts of web traffic. Flood's flexibility and power arises in its configuration syntax. It is able to work well with dynamic content.
Able to set and retrieve variables from pages
Uses threads and processes intelligently to scale
Works with SSL
Flood's configuration syntax allows for regular expression matching to isolate values in a page.
Consider placing an order on a website. You add the order and you know that
the order confirmation page has the following format:
"Order XYZZY placed successfully."
By using the following semantics, flood can store XYZZY into the OrderID
responsetemplate="Order ([^ ]*) placed successfully"
In a subsequent request, you can use this OrderID variable in any template
This will send the following request:
Yes. However, due to export regulations and laws, Flood does not have SSL
support enabled by default. When configuring flood, you must pass the
--enable-ssl flag. Flood currently works with OpenSSL.
Your TCP implementation may have run out of ephemeral ports. Please consult your operating systems' manuals on how to decrease the FIN timeout.