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NAME

       urls.txt - URL database for regression testing

INTRODUCTION

       The  urls.txt  file is installed by default in SIEGE_HOME/etc/urls.txt.
       When siege is invoked without a command line reference to a  URL,  then
       by  default it looks for urls in that file.  The advantage of using the
       urls.txt file is two-fold: One, it frees you free retyping a  url  with
       every  invocation.   And  two,  it  allows  you  to  conduct  full site
       regression testing.

       When the urls.txt file is used, siege reads all the urls in  that  file
       into  memory and runs through the list in one of two ways, sequentially
       or randomly. The default run is sequential from  start  to  finish  and
       back  again  until  the --reps or the --time option has been satisfied.
       With the -i/--internet option selected, siege  runs  through  the  file
       randomly  simulating  the  stress  applied  by  a community of internet
       users.

       The -f/--file option allows you to select a file other then the default
       urls.txt file. You may also instruct siege to use a different file with
       the    "file"    directive    in    .siegerc,     i.e.,     "file     =
       /usr/local/etc/urls.txt"

       You  may  set  and  reference  variables  inside the urls.txt file. All
       variables must be declared BEFORE they are  referenced.  Variables  are
       declared  with  the  "="  operator,  VARIABLE  =  VALUE.  They are then
       referenced inside $() or ${}, example: $(HOST), ${HOST}

       HOST=joey.joedog.org
       http://${HOST}/browse.jsp?size=5
       http://${HOST}/admin.jsp?name=ralph

EXAMPLE FILE

       This is an exmple urls.txt file.  Lines beginning with a hash  (#)  are
       comments and ignored by siege.

       .br #
       # Example urls.txt file
       # URLs database for siege
       #
       http://www.haha.com/index.html
       http://www.haha.com/howto/index.html
       http://www.haha.com/cgi-bin/howto/display.cgi?1013
       www.haha.com/cgi-bin/fm.cgi?first=j.&last=fulmer
       https://www.haha.com/index.shtml
       https://www.whoohoo.com/my_whoohoo.jsp
       # POST data requires a POST directive
       www.haha.com/cgi-bin/foo.cgi POST first=bart&last=simpson
       www.haha.com/hoho.jsp POST name=jeff&pass=secret
       # POST the contents of a file using the
       # line input character "<"
       http://www.haha.com/my.jsp POST </home/jeff/data.txt

AUTHOR

       Jeffrey Fulmer <jeff@joedog.org>, et al.

BUGS

       Report  bugs  to  jeff@joedog.org.   Give a detailed description of the
       problem and report the version of siege that you are using.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2007 Jeffrey Fulmer, et al.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at  your
       option) any later version.

       This  program  is  distributed  in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY;  without   even   the   implied   warranty   of
       MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS  FOR  A  PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

AVAILABILITY

       The most recent released version of siege is available by anonymous FTP
       from ftp.joedog.org in the directory pub/siege.

SEE ALSO

       siege(1) siege.config(1) layingsiege(7)