Error: Connection reset by peer. Please help.

  • Posted November 20, 2013

I’m trying to create a web application that will be accessed by a few hundred users simultaneously. Each user’s device will check the server once every two seconds to see if anything has been updated.

I am using Varnish to optimize this and my web app can serve thousands of these requests per second when I run testing on my droplet. However, when I test through the internet, I get many connection resets.

I am doing my testing with the apache benchmark tool.

Is my droplet somehow confused into thinking I’m sending a DDOS attack?

I’m running Ubuntu 12.04


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Perhaps you have to tinker with the <code>MaxClients</code> and <code>MaxRequestsPerChild</code> directives, in your Apache configuration file. <br> <br>If enabled, have you tried disabling the <code>reqtimeout_module</code>?