Testing network apps

Paul LeoNerd Evans leonerd at leonerd.org.uk
Sun Jan 25 18:01:05 GMT 2009

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:23:01 +0000
Dirk Koopman <djk at tobit.co.uk> wrote:

> I am thinking about a framework to test an networking app (networking 
> over both wire and radio [of various sorts]) that would involve 
> dynamically generating configurations on each of two "nodes" and then 
> running/controlling those nodes via each of those several bearers - 
> either from one of the nodes or from a third computer (connected via 
> normal TCP over wires to the controllers).
> It seems likely that this will involve a "node controller" process for 
> each end (to generate configs and start/stop the processes) and a 
> testing process which both talks to each controller and provides the 
> actual input to one node and monitors the output from the other.

Sounds like you might be doing something a little similar to my
IPC::PerlSSH; see if you get any hints from:


Also for nonblock/async stuff:


Paul "LeoNerd" Evans

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