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Identifying Client/Server Pairs

Setting the Recording Method
6-11
Creating a Proxy Computer
You create a proxy computer by mapping the proxy computer's address to the
address of one or more servers.
Before you create a proxy computer, be sure that:
The server's network name (or IP address) and port number are defined. If they
are not defined, click
Manage Computers
Manage Computers
Manage Computers
Manage Computers
to display the Manage Computers
dialog box. For information about how to define the server's network name and
port number in this dialog box, see Defining a Client or Server Computer on page
6-40.
Proxy service is running. For more information, see Starting and Stopping Proxy
Service
on page 6-45.
To create a proxy computer:
1. Click
Tools
Tools
Tools
Tools >
>
>
>
Session Record Options
Session Record Options
Session Record Options
Session Record Options
.
2. Click the
Method
Method
Method
Method
tab and make sure that
Proxy recorder
Proxy recorder
Proxy recorder
Proxy recorder
is selected.
3. Click the
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
tab.
4. Click
Proxy Admin
Proxy Admin
Proxy Admin
Proxy Admin
.
5. In the
Proxy:Port
Proxy:Port
Proxy:Port
Proxy:Port
list, specify the proxy computer's port number. Note that
Robot has already detected and specified the proxy computer's name.
You can specify any available port number. Avoid the "well-known" ports (those
below 1024). If you specify a port number that is unavailable, Robot prompts
you for a new port number.
6. In the
Server:Port
Server:Port
Server:Port
Server:Port
list, select a server involved in the test.
7. Click
Create Proxy
Create Proxy
Create Proxy
Create Proxy
.
The proxy computer is added to the
Existing Proxies
Existing Proxies
Existing Proxies
Existing Proxies
list.
Identifying Client/Server Pairs
Clients and servers communicate through the proxy. A client and server that
communicates through a proxy is called a
client/server pair
client/server pair
client/server pair
client/server pair
.
Before you identify a client/server pair, be sure that the network names or IP
addresses of all the clients and servers in your test appear in the
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
tab. If
none are listed, click
Manage Computers
Manage Computers
Manage Computers
Manage Computers
to define them. For information about how
to define a client or server computer, see Defining a Client or Server Computer on page
6-40.