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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How exactly does ab -n works? Please?
Date Fri, 17 Apr 2009 03:26:56 GMT
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 5:47 PM,  <> wrote:
> I read so many man pages but I still don't understand this, the -n flag
> basically tells it to make n number of requests. So assuming my server can
> take 10 request per second, I would expect ab -100 to take 10 seconds and ab
> -1000 to take 100 seconds. But that is not the case. I find that if I do ab
> -n 10000 everything works fine. But if I do ab -n 30000, the server also
> gives a time out. What is the logic here?

it doesn't do anything in parallel unless you pass -c.

Eric Covener

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