#bittorrent #http #benchmark #p2p #torrent

app aquatic_http_load_test

BitTorrent (HTTP over TLS) load tester

3 releases (breaking)

0.9.0 May 3, 2024
0.8.0 Mar 18, 2023
0.2.0 Mar 26, 2022

#2179 in Network programming

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aquatic_http_load_test: HTTP BitTorrent tracker load tester


Load tester for HTTP BitTorrent trackers. Requires Linux 5.8 or later.



  • Install Rust with rustup (latest stable release is recommended)
  • Install build dependencies with your package manager (e.g., apt-get install cmake build-essential)
  • Clone this git repository and build the application:
git clone https://github.com/greatest-ape/aquatic.git && cd aquatic

# Recommended: tell Rust to enable support for all SIMD extensions present on
# current CPU except for those relating to AVX-512. (If you run a processor
# that doesn't clock down when using AVX-512, you can enable those instructions
# too.)
. ./scripts/env-native-cpu-without-avx-512

cargo build --release -p aquatic_http_load_test

Configuring and running

Generate the configuration file:

./target/release/aquatic_http_load_test -p > "load-test-config.toml"

Make necessary adjustments to the file.

Make sure locked memory limits are sufficient:

ulimit -l 65536

First, start the tracker application that you want to test. Then start the load tester:

./target/release/aquatic_http_load_test -c "load-test-config.toml"

Copyright (c) Joakim Frostegård

Distributed under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. Please refer to the LICENSE file in the repository root directory for details.


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