tsung-recorder man page

tsung-recorder — Proxy recorder for the tsung load testing tool.


tsung-recorder [ -l log file ]  [ -r command ]  [ -p plugin ]  [ -L listen port ]  [ -I IP ]  [ -P port ]  [ -u ]  [ start|stop|restart|record_tag ]


tsung is a distributed load testing tool. It is protocol-independent and can currently be used to stress and benchmark HTTP, WebDAV, LDAP, PostgreSQL, MySQL and Jabber/XMPP servers. tsung-recorder can be used to record sessions (only for HTTP, WebDAV and Postgresql) that can be edited and replayed later by tsung

tsung-recorder is a proxy that records a session in the tsung native XML format; it can be used by your favorite client (browser in the case of the http plugin).


start the proxy recorder (listening port is 8090). By default the HTTP recorder is started. With the -p option, you can select another plugin. The resulting files will be created as ~/.tsung/tsung_recorderYYYMMDD-HH:MM.xml; if it doesn't work, take a look at ~/.tsung/log/tsung.log-tsunami_recorder@hostname


stop the proxy recorder

record_tag value

add a string (comment or tag) while recording a session. This is useful for example to add transaction tag while recording a session.


A manual should be available at /usr/share/doc/tsung/user_manual.html. It is also available online at



-l logfile

Specifies the log file to use. The default log file name is ~/tsung/log/tsung.log

-p plugin

Specifies the plugin used for the recorder. Default is http, available: http, pgsql, webdav

-L port

Listening port for the recorder. Default is 8090


For the pgsql recorder (or parent proxy): server IP. default is

-P port

For the pgsql recorder (or parent proxy): server port. Default is 5432


For the http recorder: use a parent proxy


Please reports bugs to the mailing list <tsung-users@process-one.net>, see


for archives.

See Also

erlang(3) and tsung(1)


Tsung is written by Nicolas Niclausse  <nicolas@niclux.org>. Contributors list is available in /usr/share/doc/tsung/CONTRIBUTORS


March 2009