Saturday 20 June 2020 Cannot run program "hostname": error=2, No such file or directory

"I am getting an error when starting Traffic Parrot < Cannot run program "hostname": error=2, No such file or directory>" - Senior Performance Engineer working for an Australian Bank

It looks like an operating system configuration issue. You are missing the "hostname" command.

To check if that is the case, please SSH to the container running TP and execute "hostname" in the shell.

To solve this issue, install "hostname" in your docker image. For example, add to your Dockerfile:

yum -y install hostname


apt install hostname

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Is there a way to import requests and responses (either in JSON/TXT/XML format) to create virtual services?

"Is there a way to import request/response (either in JSON/TXT / XML format) and create HTTP and Native IBM MQ virtual services? Is OpenAPI specification the only way to create virtual services other than recording?" Senior Architect working for a global airline

For HTTP you can:
Traffic Parrot has support for the following formats to import HTTP:
  • WireMock 2.x mappings in ZIP format
  • Swagger 1.x and 2.x
  • OpenAPI 2.x and 3.x
  • RAML 0.8
For Native IBM MQ MQ you can: