On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 18:28:09 -0800
"Wil Hatfield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> > fair enough, but you should be able to use some of the performance
> > testing tools to hammer the server before pushing it live.
> 
> Suggestions for tools that REALLY hammer? 

if it's going to be a webserver, use ab (apache's benchmark tool) to
simulate high traffic. at the same time, you could run other tools on
the server itself (bonny (sp?) from memory, etc). building the kernel
(-j[num_cpuX2) ) seems like a nice way to add some load to the box...

do a search in /usr/ports/sysutils for benchmarking utils.

good luck
B
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