Regression testing

Chris Adams cmadams at
Sun Mar 20 02:14:55 UTC 2005

Once upon a time, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at> said:
> Remote network tests might be useful for some things, but they really
> aren't appropriate for inclusion in built time tests. Perhaps if tests
> were split into a compact/exhaustive subsets they could be included in
> the exhaustive set.

How else do you run regression tests on an FTP client (for example)?

The perl package that does network connections during "make test" (I've
only seen one IIRC) does it because the modules are network client
modules; the only real way to test them is to connect to network

Since OpenSSH includes both a server and a client, it can test both
against each other.

Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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