We use apache as our web server and it has mod_deflate enabled.
We have been using httperf to test it for load but we've not been able to get it to talk to the webserver with gzip/deflate encoding enabled in httperf.
I tried --add-header='Accept-Encoding : gzip, deflate' to httperf's command line parameters, but my apache simply doesn't respond to that(http perf reports 0 response rate)
Although Apache Bench(ab) accepts gzip/deflate encoding, we want to use httperf because we are interested in keeping the server loaded with X requests per second which ab doesn't support.
Is there a way to use httperf with g-zip/deflate encoding enabled ? Are there other command line load testing tools that'll do this ?