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From Stefan Eissing <>
Subject Re: Apache Benchmark SNI SSL
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:27:10 GMT
You might want to try adding the ppa by ondrej to your apt-get source and install a newer apache
and opensll from there. That should give you an ab with openssl 1.0.2 linked.

> Am 30.06.2016 um 19:21 schrieb Pietro Paolini <>:
> Hi all,
> I apologise in advance, if this is not the right place where to post such question.
> 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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