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From Pietro Paolini <>
Subject Apache Benchmark SNI SSL
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:21:48 GMT
Hi all,

I apologise in advance, if this is not the right place where to post such
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

dpkg -l *apache2-utils*

 apache2-utils           2.4.7-1ubuntu4.1 amd64

Benchmarking (be patient)...SSL handshake failed
139742942701280:error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3
alert h

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 ?



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