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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: web benchmarking
Date Wed, 18 Jun 1997 19:14:54 GMT
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.  

No.  No.  No.  <sigh>

It is tempting.  It isn't much use for this test that I want to do though,
since people will (rightfully so) be suspicious of tests showing Apache is
cool using ApacheBench.  <g>

On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> Time for ApacheBench? 
> 
> Dean
> 
> On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > 
> > > I thought zeusbench looked good from a very brief perusing. 
> > > www.zeus.co.uk I think.  Emphasis on brief. 
> > 
> > Looked at it and use it for basic testing, but it is quite limited and I'm
> > not sure it is really a good benchmark.  It is not threaded and only uses
> > one process; it seems to me like this design gives Zeus's web server
> > (which is also not threaded and only uses one process) a potential
> > advantage by not exposing any of the design tradeoffs involved in
> > doing things that way.
> > 
> > Oh, it is also horrible unforgiving of webservers that start refusing or
> > dropping connections when they can't handle the load; with some crappy
> > servers, I have to restrict the number of clients to <50 or zb will just
> > die completely with a broken pipe (I'm assuming SIGPIPE) error...
> > 
> > > 
> > > Dean
> > > 
> > > On Tue, 17 Jun 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> > > 
> > > > anyone have any comments on programs for web benchmarking?  I keep saying
> > > > that I am planning to do some real benchmarking, comparing both Apache
> > > > against other Unix servers and against NT servers.
> > > > 
> > > > I have a server I can do whatever with (PPRO/180 w/96 megs), a couple
of
> > > > Pentium Unix boxes I can pull to act as clients, enough 100 meg cards
> > > > (although no spare 100 meg hub...).   I don't have a network of Windows
> > > > machines to act as clients like some benchmarks want.
> > > > 
> > > > I think I will end up using webstone, but all the scripts it uses are
ugly
> > > > things designed for SGI boxes where everything is insecure.  
> > > > 
> > > > I looked at specweb, but aside from $800 for purchase it just doesn't
look
> > > > to be that great.
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> 


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