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No matter what you use, be it Net::Telnet or IO::Socket or the LWP modules, if you connect to 'example.com' and that hostname is load balanced, you're going to get different servers handling the request, sure. Sorry, I didn't realize that was going to be an issue (it's the first time you brought it up). If you can access each server individually by IP, perhaps you can simply pass that URL to the LWP modules: e.g. http://192.0.0.1/page.html. If you're using virtual hosting such that the Host: header makes a difference, I guess you're better off using IO::Socket and speaking HTTP yourself. If there isn't a way you can reach an arbitrary server directly, I don't see how any of the methods presented can help you, as they'd all be influenced by the load-balancing setup.

In reply to RE: Load Balancing by Fastolfe
in thread using Net::Telnet to test Apache by meonkeys

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