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in reply to RE: Load Balancing
in thread using Net::Telnet to test Apache

Thank you. You have much knowledge in this area and your help is truly appreciated. I will give IO::Socket a go, and, of course, read more and more and more....

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RE: RE: RE: Load Balancing
by merlyn (Sage) on Nov 14, 2000 at 08:11 UTC
    No, you're being lead down a dark tunnel with no cheese at the end again.

    There's nothing that using your IO::Socket code buys you as far as distinguishing a "load-balanced web server", whatever you mean by that.

    If you have 10 "A" records for "www.someserver.com", then look those up and use the specific IP in your URL, and then be sure to add a "host" header to get the right virtual server, if that makes a difference in your testing.

    Please stop refuting the advice of people whom you are asking advice of, unless you've got some good rebuttal. Sheesh.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker