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Latest News and Tips about Apica ProxySniffer

New Minor Release V5.0-P ProxySniffer includes now an own implementation of a DNS stack that runs independently of the operating system. Six new options can now be entered into the “Additional Options” input field when starting a load test job:
-dnshosts <file-name> Effects that the load test job uses an own DNS hosts file to resolve host names. -dnssrv <IP-name-server-1>[,<IP-name-server-2> .. ,<IP-name-server-N>] Effects that the load test job uses specific (own) DNS server(s) to resolve host names. -dnsenattl Enable consideration of DNS TTL by using the received TTL-values from the DNS server(s). -dnsfixttl <seconds> Enable DNS TTL by using a fixed TTL-value for all DNS resolves. -dnsperloop Perform new DNS resolves for each executed loop. All resolves are stable within the same loop (no consideration of DNS TTL within a loop). -dnsstatistic Effects that statistical data about DNS resolves are measured and displayed in the load test result – even if no special DNS configuration is required to perform the load test. Note: there is no need to use this option if any other, more specific DNS option is enabled, because all (other) DNS options also effect that statistical data about DNS resolves are measured.
As soon as one or more of the six new DNS options are used ProxySniffer always performs all DNS resolves by using an own, separate communication with the DNS server(s) without accessing the default DNS stack of the operating system on the load generators. Furthermore, all options effect that additional measurement data about all performed DNS resolves are collected and can be viewed in the “Load Test Detail Result” as DNS Statistic:   news_en_DNS_statistic_1 news_en_DNS_statistic_2

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