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Cipher Suite Names


Probably because everything needs to be complicated in cryptography, OpenSSL (and compatible APIs and products) have two sets of Cipher Suite names : Long-Name Format and Short-Name Format. Another way to look at it is that long form names are … Continue reading

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IPSEC Remote Access Testing using Avalanche and Fortigate – The Sequel


A few years ago I wrote an article on how to test IPSEC on a Fortigate using Avalanche. But the article is largely outdated and only covers Preshared Key Authentication. It so happens that I recently needed to configure a … Continue reading

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Harhar is now open source!


Harhar uses several open source libraries (JSON.NET, NodaTime and HarNet) and was provided for free (as in “free beer”). I have uploaded the Harhar source code on Github so it is now a free (as in “free speech”) and open … Continue reading

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Introducing Harhar


Sometimes, you need to reproduce a typical HTTP user behavior under load. A typical example is the need to test a proxy with specific rules for specific pages – you need to ensure that applying a given rule won’t kill … Continue reading

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Testing Server Name Indication (SNI) In The Lab


People have been saying that Internet will run out of IPv4 address space for a long time now, and somehow hosting companies always managed to cope. One of the “coping mechanisms” consists of regrouping several websites behind one IP address … Continue reading

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Avalanche Now Supports ETag and If-None-Match


With the release of version 4.37 this week, Avalanche now supports the ETag and If-None-Match concept. This will be highly useful for Content Delivery Network (CDN) testing as well as caching devices implementing this concept. Let’s start with a little … Continue reading

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Spirent Launches Avalanche NEXT


TL;DR: Go here. A Brief History of  Time Avalanche When you look back at the history of Avalanche, you realize it was the first ever web testing stateful test tool – that could scale, anyway. It really picked up because it … Continue reading

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