Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference
A Tcl-based Multithreaded Test Harness
Aurora Group, Inc.
This paper describes an implementation of a test harness written in Tcl
and C for Merit Network, Inc. capable of running multiple structured
tests simultaneously. Many available test tools are based on a single
threaded stimulus/response approach. This is not always sufficient to
adequately test certain classes of applications that manage multiple
simultaneous requests. The design presented in this paper is for a
Tcl-based system capable of running multiple simultaneous tests in the
context of testing a RADIUS authentication server. The design and
implementation illustrate novel applications of Tcl as well as the
rapid development and code reusability inherent in using Tcl as an
application glue language.
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