Does it has anyway to automate a switch/router GUI interface using tcl/tk or something else?

Does it has anyway to automate a switch/router GUI interface using tcl/tk or something else?

Post by aaabbb1 » Thu, 20 Apr 2006 12:16:04


Hi,
I like to select a package (free or paid) to test our switch/router
GUI interface. Does anyone have any idea which one to fit my
requirement.

TIA,


sy
 
 
 

Does it has anyway to automate a switch/router GUI interface using tcl/tk or something else?

Post by clair » Thu, 20 Apr 2006 21:08:11

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

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This is a big subject. There is a great deal to say on it.

The quality of our response will rise considerably when you
provide more detail for your situation. What is the archi-
tecture of your "GUI interface"? Is it a Web application?
Is it embedded in special-purpose hardware? What is your
budget (no money available; funds for consulting, hardware,
and software all allocated; something in-between)?

One of the claims I'll inevitably make is that the best way
to test is to design testability in. Your description makes
it sound as though we're already too late for that.

 
 
 

Does it has anyway to automate a switch/router GUI interface using tcl/tk or something else?

Post by aaabbb1 » Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:37:15


This switch/router use http management GUI instead of CLI (command line
interface) Customers can connetc to this device with a PC and open IE
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ (or any web browser) from that PC and
manage/configure this device. Currently, many low end device support
this option (or say web interface) on the market. Someone call it
"Smart
switch" What i want to do is test this GUI (like test a simple web
application). someone told
me Winrunner or IBM Rational Robot/function can do it. I am not sure
it is good or not.
I am looking for a free or paid ($1000-$5000) tool to do it before
every release. Sure it looks a regression test. I need your input.
Thanks, sy
 
 
 

Does it has anyway to automate a switch/router GUI interface using tcl/tk or something else?

Post by clair » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 01:08:23

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

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It's a Web application. Is your "management GUI" pure HTML 3.2?
Is there JavaScript complicating the interface?

WinRunner is a poor fit, although I'm sure that a zealot could
make it work. Rational Robot is almost as bad a choice. Have
you read through <URL: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;?
Which of Perl, Python, Tcl, ... do you know? Have you read <URL:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;?

Please be aware that your effort in preparation of a proper Test
Plan will dwarf the $1000-5000 license fee you're prepared to pay.