Sproxy FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Is It? ^

Sproxy is the Siege PROXY server. It is designed to harvest URLs into a file that can be read by siege. To create a siege urls.txt file, just configure your browser to use sproxy then browse the website you want to test.

How Does It Work? ^

Sproxy is the Siege PROXY server. This program is a perl daemon that sits between your browser and a web server. After you start the sproxy server, you configure your browser to use it as a proxy. With sproxy as your proxy, all you need to do is click on the URLs you want to siege. Sproxy will harvest the URL along with all the page elements, style sheets, images, javascript, etc. BE CAREFUL. Sproxy will harvest external elements as well. Before you feed the URL list to siege, make sure you edit it. You don’t want to siege your partners.

Does Sproxy Work With HTTPS? ^

Unfortunately, no. In order to support HTTPS, sproxy needs to establish a secure tunnel between itself and the web server. Thus far, we haven’t had the need to incorporate this feature. If you hack HTTPS support, please send us the code and we’ll get it into the base.

 

  • Alex Bowers

    Any chance of HTTPS support?

    • http://www.joedog.org/ JoeDog

      Unfortunately, no. The latest version of siege parses the page and downloads the elements so all you have to do is harvest the main URL now. See /home/alex/.siege/siege.conf for details

      • Alex Bowers

        Does that mean it treats the page as though a browser hit it getting css, images etc?

        • http://www.joedog.org/ JoeDog

          Mostly.

          If you src in external javascript, it will parse the tag and download the script. It WILL NOT execute the script. So if the javascript builds a reference to something, siege will miss that. Like a browser it will only download one copy of an image. If you have 30 spacer.gifs (I know, nobody does that anymore) it will only download one of them.