AW: RE: slow https performance compared to http

Reinis Rozitis r at
Sun Nov 13 23:17:20 UTC 2016

> ab does not support TLS tickets (you can verify this with wireshark), so even if
> you do enable HTTP keepalive, the full TLS handshake has to be performed for
> each request.
> it's a poor tool to measure total potential throughout of HTTPS servers.

Now that you mention it I kind of remember patching ab a long time ago with this: (to use it together with keepalive).

So something like httperf should work better as test tool (maybe also siege but not sure about ssl session reuse there).


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