I work in a group that gives a lot of attention to just this. We use LoadRunner. Might be a good exercise to thread an applet to make your 50+ requests on the web server.
Joined: Jun 27, 2000
we wrote something to do it...I'm about to check out LoadRunner though. I hate reinventing wheels!
Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Microsoft produce the Web Application Stress tool, formerly known as Homer, for testing on IIS. I've used it on test sites, it seems to do the job and it's free. Their page is at: http://webtool.rte.microsoft.com/