Hi all,
I'm in need of a clarification with apache benchmark(ab) output. I
have been bench marking a proxy server using ab. Below I have given an
output I got. There is says "32 Failed Requests". When I check my
proxy logs it says all 100 requests are successfully processed! So I'm
little confused! Do u know why this happens?
Also immediately below the "Failed Requests" there is this line
(Connect: 0, Length: 32, Exceptions: 0)
what does this mean?
I'm really curious why length is 32, which is the same number of
Failed Requests!
This strangely appear all the time!

Thanks in advance for your help!



# ab -n 100 -X 172.16.11.18:8118 http://172.16.11.17/load/index.htm
This is ApacheBench, Version 2.0.40-dev <$Revision: 1.121.2.1 $>
apache-2.0
Copyright (c) 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/
Copyright (c) 1998-2002 The Apache Software Foundation, http://www.apache.org/

Benchmarking 172.16.11.17 [through 172.16.11.18:8118] (be
patient).....done


Server Software: Apache/2.2.4
Server Hostname: 172.16.11.17
Server Port: 80

Document Path: /load/index.htm
Document Length: 428 bytes

Concurrency Level: 1
Time taken for tests: 0.530851 seconds
Complete requests: 100
Failed requests: 32
(Connect: 0, Length: 32, Exceptions: 0)
Write errors: 0
Non-2xx responses: 100
Total transferred: 64753 bytes
HTML transferred: 42553 bytes
Requests per se
cond: 188.38 [#/sec] (mean)
Time per request: 5.309 [ms] (mean)
Time per request: 5.309 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent
requests)
Transfer rate: 118.68 [Kbytes/sec] received