Re: Garbled connections

From: Ulric Eriksson (
Date: Fri Apr 12 2002 - 11:21:25 CEST

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Ben Kadish wrote:

> I've been using pen 0.6.2 on FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE to load balance HTTP
> traffic among two backend servers (Apache 1.3.22). I had previously been
> only using one server, without any problems. When I introduced pen into the
> mix, I began occasionally seeing pages served through the cluster as a
> bunch of garbled characters, followed by a server HTTP status message (see
> below). I am using pen with -h, -p, and -w, based on what I had seen in the
> howto. Can anyone explain why this might be happening?

Not really. It looks like a bug. Can you reproduce it reliably?

I suggest using the -n option since the nonblocking stuff only seems to
slow things down. In the benchmark I referenced in an earlier mail,
running http_load with the -checksum option didn't produce any such


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