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       wbox - HTTP testing tool and configuration-less HTTP server


       wbox <url> [ options ]
       wbox servermode webroot <path> [serverport <portnumber> (def 8081)]


       wbox  aims  to  help  you  having  fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to
       perform many tasks, including the following:

       - Benchmarking how much time it takes to generate content for your web application.

       - Web server and web application stressing.

       - Testing virtual domains configuration without the need to alter your local resolver.

       - Use it as a configuration-less HTTP server to share files!


              Stop after <number> requests

       compr  Send Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate in request

              Show the HTTP reply header

       dump   Show the HTTP reply header + body

       silent Don't show status lines

       head   Use the HEAD method instead of GET

       http10 Use HTTP/1.0 instead of HTTP/1.1

       close  Close the connection after reading few bytes

       host <hostname>
              Use <hostname> as Host: field in HTTP request

              Show transfer times for different data chunks

       wait <number>
              Wait <number> seconds between requests. Default 1.

       clients <number>
              Spawn <number> concurrent clients (via fork()).

       referer <url>
              Send the specified referer header.

       cookie <name> <val>
              Set cookie name=val, can be used multiple times.

       maxclients <number>
              Max concurrent clients in server mode (default 20).

       -h or --help
              Show this help.

       -v     Show version.


       wbox                  (simplest, basic usage)

       wbox 3 compr wait 0   (three requests, compression, no delay)

       wbox 1 showhdr silent (just show the HTTP reply header)

       wbox timesplit        (show splitted time information)

       wbox host example.domain    (test a virtual domain at

       wbox servermode webroot /tmp/mydocuments  (Try it with


       Wbox is trivial to use but, in order to understand better what wbox is and how to use  it,
       you may want to read the TUTORIAL inside the /usr/share/doc/wbox/ directory.


       wbox was written by Salvatore 'antirez' Sanfilippo <>.

       This  manual page was written by Alberto Furia <>, for the Debian project
       (and may be used by others).

                                        December 10, 2009                                 WBOX(1)