Replayr -- a realtime HTTP log replay script
A simple Python script that reads log lines from an Apache access log file and resends the GET and HEAD requests to a given host. Compares HTTP status codes and measures response times. Useful for testing.
Note: requests are replayed synchronously (only one request at a time), hence this script (as it is implemented now) does not reproduce a realistic high load scenario.
Requires Python >= 2.6
Simply download the file.
If you have a different log format, adjust the regex LOGLINE_RE.
Usage: replayr.py [options] [logfile] Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -s HOST, --server=HOST send requests to HOST -e REGEX, --exclude=REGEX ignore requests with paths that match REGEX
python -u replayr.py --server test.com access.log
This reads new lines from access.log and sends them to
test.com. You can also pipe logs to stdin:
tail -f access.log | python -u replayr.py --server test.com
Log output (written to stdout):
- A line like
OK 88 http://somehost.com/pathindicates that the replayed request succeeded. It returned the same status code as the original request (200) and the request took 88ms to complete.
- In turn,
FAILED[404 but expected 200]indicates that the status code received does not match the original status code.
- Timeouts and other errors are logged as
Exclude certain type of requests (e.g., static assets):
--exclude expects a regular expression that is matched against the path of a request.
python -u replayr.py --server localhost --exclude '(\.jpe?g|\.png|\.gif|\.ico|\.js|\.css)$'
Replay requests from a production server on a remote test server
It's better not to replay logs directly from a production system (e.g., this doubles network traffic). A better solution is to first pipe log statements via netcat to the test server and replay them there:
On test host:
nc -l -p 13992 | python -u replayr.py -s localhost
On production host:
tail -f access.log | nc remote.com 13992
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