Read more in the man page.
Note: Compilation and testing has been successfully done on OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Linux.
nostromo-1.9.6.tar.gz - latest release
nostromo-port.tar.gz - OpenBSD Port
cvs -d firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs checkout nostromo
Get latest release
cvs -d email@example.com:/cvs checkout -r NOSTROMO_1_9_6 nostromo
Updated: 19th January 2006
To see how nostromo performs, we have compared it with two popular webservers. That is apache and thttpd. The load has been generated with http_load. We used a sparc as client and an intel as server connected to a switch, all 100Mbit. Here the data put together in detail:
http_load -checksum -parallel n -seconds 15 url
We did the measurement for three different scenarios; small files of 1KB, larger files of 16KB, and a small CGI. The measurement always started with 5 concurrent clients and increased for 5 clients every 15 seconds until the maximum of 300 concurrent clients was reached. To be sure that the sent data was right, we turned on checksum verification in http_load.
The measurements have been repeated several times at different days and compared together, so we can be sure that the results are correct. And here they are: