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Subject Re: fix for hybrid server problems.
Date Mon, 10 May 1999 05:40:36 GMT
Which is what I use for load testing Apache :-)  256 clients all running
at 115.2kbps is still a ton of traffic.  25 megabit, roughly.  With each
of those opening multiple connections (which is standard for most
browsers) you'll end up with probably 1200 simultaneous connections, which
is going to beat the hell out of both Linux and Apache in their current

tani hosokawa
river styx internet

On Sun, 9 May 1999, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Sun, 9 May 1999 wrote:
> > I was thinking, in order for you guys to better benchmark Apache against
> > real-world types of stresses (since you obviously don't have high volume
> > real world servers that you can just play with on a whim) if you could get
> > a network set up with, say, 8 32-port DigiBoards on 8 low-end Pentium
> > routers, and putting all the test servers from there, running SLIP from
> > the serial ports, you could effectively simulate the common long haul
> > clients.  256 bandwidth constrained clients would be much more like what a
> > real webserver deals with.
> You would need a pretty tiny or inefficient server to saturate it
> with 256 low speed connections.  Simulating real world situations isn't
> easy.
> I still think the real way to do that sort of testing is just to get
> someone to done bandwidth, and setup a free porn site.  I am actually at
> least somewhat serious.

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