Note to self form installing siege via brew on OSX.
brew install siege
Thanks clever people in brew and siege! 🙂
Mac OS X has only 16K ports available that won't be released until socket TIME_WAIT is passed. The default timeout for TIME_WAIT is 15 seconds. Consider reducing in case of available port bottleneck. You can check whether this is a problem with netstat: # sysctl net.inet.tcp.msl net.inet.tcp.msl: 15000 # sudo sysctl -w net.inet.tcp.msl=1000 net.inet.tcp.msl: 15000 -> 1000 Run siege.config to create the ~/.siegerc config file.