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From "Mark W. Webb" <>
Subject Re: performance of serving static data? apache or tomcat
Date Mon, 28 Jul 2003 12:48:42 GMT
Do you know of any load testing tools for apache/tomcat that support 
testing when a mutually authenticated SSL connnection is required ?

Tim Funk wrote:

> yes and no. The browser makes a request to apache. Then the request is 
> proxied to tomcat. When the servlet has been served, the browser 
> issues a keep-alive and reuses the apache socket connection to get any 
> other assets (such as images) needed.
> 2 requests, one connection.
> With the numerous speed improvements in tomcat 4.1 and 5 - there might 
> not be much (if any) difference in speed for a low (relative term) 
> volume site.
> You'll need to load test to see how things scale.
> -Tim
> wrote:
>> I am working on a servlet that will be served from tomcat which is
>> connected to apache.  Currently I have the servlet being handled by
>> tomcat, and the image handled by apache.
>> Won't this require 2 get requests by the browser?  One being the image,
>> and one being the servlet?
>> Unfortunately, this is an SSL protected site and none of the pages are
>> cached.  So my question is, what is the best approach with 
>> performance in
>> mind?  What is the fasted way to get the image and dynamic HTML back to
>> the browser ?
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