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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Apache Benchmark SNI SSL
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:51:54 GMT
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On 30 June 2016 at 17:59, Pietro Paolini <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have tried to use the ab tool which comes with the apache package of my
> Ubuntu 14.04 distro to stress test a web server, such server lies behind a
> CDN and the use of the TLS Server Name Indication is required.
> Unfortunately my ab binary does not cope well with that and this is what I
> get:
> dpkg -l *apache2-utils*
>  apache2-utils           2.4.7-1ubuntu4.1 amd64
> Benchmarking (be patient)...SSL handshake failed
> (1).
> 139742942701280:error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3
> alert h
> andshake
> failure:s23_clnt.c:770:
> ..done
> Googling the problem I found people with similar issues who have re-built
> the apache source tarball after having applied some patches or manually
> having modified the code.
> Such guide is based on httpd-2.3.11-beta
> The issue with that is that I do not have much diff context to see where
> the changes should be applied and the starting tarball is different
> httpd-2.3.11 vs httpd-2.4.20, furthermore  I though that asking directly
> the community involved in the project could give me a better idea about
> what's needed.
> I have built the httpd-2-.4.20 tarball but the problem is still there, has
> it been fixed in newer version ? is there a workaround for that ?
> Thanks,
> Pietro
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