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Posting a file to a webserver using a http sensor




I would like to post a 1MB-file towards a web-server in order to monitor the available bandwidth of the link periodically.

Using a standard http-sensor with a GET method I am already able to monitor this in one direction. Using the load-time I can calculate the available bandwidth.

However I am not familiar with the syntax that needs to be used for the POST method.

Can someone help me out with an example. The file which I would like to post is a file containing randomly generated data.

Thanks. Kind Regards,


http http-sensor post prtg

Created on Jul 4, 2016 9:11:20 AM

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Hi Sven,

This might be possible with a custom script and with an HTTP PUT, but that's something we cannot provide a guide for, sorry.

Another way will be to install a remote probe on another host and use the HTTP GET sensor the other way around.

Best regards, Felix

Created on Jul 5, 2016 12:52:55 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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