Solved

Testing SSL access with MS Web Application Stress tool

Posted on 2001-07-09
6
503 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We have a web site that we are trying to stress test.

When we access the web site using a web browser, everything seems to run ok.

When we set it up under MS Web Application Stress tool (WAS), SOME of the SLL pages fail.

The pages that fail, do so consistently. Those that work, don't fail.

Using the "session trace" capability and the TCP/IP trace also, the developer states that the TCP/IP trace shows all the data, while the "session trace" seems incomplete.

He also states that the WAS tool pauses upon invoking one of the pages that fails, waits for 2 minutes and then stops.

This all sounds a bit wierd to me, but while I go dig up some more info I wanted to ask if anyone ever used the WAS tool to test SSL enabled applications, and whether there were any issues involved.

According to WAS docs, all you do is select "Use SSL" for the particular page and that's it.

They do have a certificate, and it's valid. They also setup a site with a "temporary certificate" that basicly allows everyone access (no security). Same problem.

Any ideas?

I've put 100 points here, but I'll grant 200 or more for a solid answer that solves our problem..

Dave
0
Comment
Question by:dcgames
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:DreamMaster
ID: 6268310
Yes I have use WAS and yes I did have the same problem, but no, to my knowledge there is no real solution for it...it is another one of those "undocumented features" of Microsoft products...

Max.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:dcgames
ID: 6269391
So you couldn't test SSL performance?

Dave
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:DreamMaster
ID: 6269399
No...not with this tool.....so just stress tested it by simulating a huge user load....used 50 PC's and a constant refresh....

Sorry I couldn't be more helpfull...

Max.
0
Containers & Docker to Create a Powerful Team

Containers are an incredibly powerful technology that can provide you and/or your engineering team with huge productivity gains. Using containers, you can deploy, back up, replicate, and move apps and their dependencies quickly and easily.

 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:dcgames
ID: 6270169
I think we just figured it out. Someone please tell me if this makes sense. We changed the protocol from HTTP 1.1 to HTTP 1.0 and now SSL testing works.

I have no idea why the HTTP setting would affect SSL testing, but that solved the problem.

I'll wait a few days to see if anyone offers some additional insight.

Dave
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
DreamMaster earned 100 total points
ID: 6270187
Hmm...yeah that actually does make sense....

Probably just a versioning problem....I will have to keep this in mind for a next time....

Max.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:DreamMaster
ID: 6290073
Guess I cannot complain about the C grade as I was not able to tell you a way that it does work....but a C is usually not given....

Anyways...

Glad I was able to help you...if only just a bit...

Max.
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article was originally published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . Today it’s fairly well known that high-performing websites and applications bring in more visitors, higher SEO, and ultimately more sales. By the same token, downtime…
Dramatic changes are revolutionizing how we build and use technology. Every company is automating, digitizing, and modernizing operations. We need a better, more connected way to work together as teams so we can harness the insights from our system…
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question