On 4/23/06, js <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Is there anybody interested in or working on httperf?
It would be useful to have another option in addition to ab and
http_load -- httperf provides useful features not found in http_load,
including pipelining and replay.
> According to make search key=httperf, OpenBSD doesn't have httperf port yet.
> (FreeBSD and NetBSD have, though)
> I'm thinking that If nobody's doing this, it's not bad to try it myself.
I've had difficulty using http_load on OpenBSD to load-test a single
http server, particularly when pf is enabled with "keep state" (my
best guess is OpenBSD's randomized source port is triggering the
'birthday problem'), but even without keeping state I just can't hit a
single remote server with non-pipelined requests from an OpenBSD
client the way a Solaris client can.