SSL Strangeness

Curtis Spencer thorin at
Tue Dec 11 02:12:54 MSK 2007

Ok, so here is an update.

1)  I tried running that test with ab, and I didn't get the httperf
issue where the SSL requests started taking forever, so probably means
it is an httperf tool issue with --ssl option.  Strange...

2)  I still encounter the issue where SSL requests hang indefinitely
for some firefox users in my office. I dug a little deeper and I found
that people around the internet are having issues with Mozilla Firefox
2.0 and having the Use TLS 1.0 set to checked in the preferences and
negotiating SSL connections with secure servers.  Everyone in my
office who was having the problem was using Mozilla Firefox 2.0, so I
had them all disable the TLS 1.0 settings.  I am going to watch and
see what happens over the next few days.

This brings up the issue.  Has anyone encountered this TLS issue as
well, and is there a server setting I can set on nginx to prevent
Firefox from even trying to use TLS 1.0 (if this is even the problem)?


On Nov 30, 2007 11:35 AM, Curtis Spencer <thorin at> wrote:
> My only worry is that the original problem stemmed from firefox's
> hanging on ssl requests, and it seemed that the problem was being
> duplicated in some respect with httperf.  Does anyone know of any
> issues with SSL hanging within firefox?  Are there any settings in
> nginx that would  force a  new SSL handshake to maybe fix things.  I
> am really out of my domain when it comes to SSL.
> On Nov 30, 2007 1:33 AM, Aleksandar Lazic <al-nginx at> wrote:
> > On Don 29.11.2007 13:17, Curtis Spencer wrote:
> >
> > >I have been able to recreate the httperf issue on my dev server and on
> > >my production server: both running 0.5.33 and 4 mongrels behind the
> > >nginx.
> > [snipp]
> > >Any other ideas?
> >
> > can you try another tool, just to check if this is not a tool issue ;-)
> >
> > ab
> > curl-loader
> > http_load
> > .
> > .
> > .
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Aleks
> >
> >

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