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Using httperf for posting xml data against ruby applications

I recently ran into an issue with load testing ruby on rails while attempting to post xml data to a ruby appplication via httperf. Everything seemed correct except I could not get httperf to post this data correctly. The issue ended up being that the httperf switch -add-header requires a \n at the end of your HTTP header to process correctly. The entire command to test against the ruby application is below.