Measuring OCSP Responder Performance with Powershell

The other day I did a post about testing if OCSP stapling was working, but what about telling how fast your OCSP responder is?

Well that is what this post is about, on Unix based systems with curl you would do something along these lines:

time curl –verbose –url http://ocsp2.globalsign.com/gsextendvalg2/MFMwUTBPME0wSzAJBgUrDgMCGgUA

BBSgcg6ganxiAlTyqPWd0nuk87cvpAQUsLBK/Rx1KPgcYaoT9vrBkD1rFqMCEhEh

D0Xjo/V7lgq3ziGoWG69rA==

But there is no time on Windows so how can you do it there?

PowerShell.exe
Measure-Command {Start-Process -wait “curl” “-verbose “”http://ocsp2.globalsign.com/gsextendvalg2/MFMwUTBPME0wSzAJBgUrDgMCGgUA

BBSgcg6ganxiAlTyqPWd0nuk87cvpAQUsLBK/Rx1KPgcYaoT9vrBkD1rFqMCEhEh

D0Xjo/V7lgq3ziGoWG69rA==”””}

 

Days : 0
Hours : 0
Minutes : 0
Seconds : 0
Milliseconds : 53
Ticks : 531200
TotalDays : 6.14814814814815E-07
TotalHours : 1.47555555555556E-05
TotalMinutes : 0.000885333333333333
TotalSeconds : 0.05312
TotalMilliseconds : 53.12

 

Here you see that it took 53 milliseconds to run the command, its important to note that there different overhead buried each time measurement approach (time vs Measure-Command) that make it inappropriate to compare the results from two approaches. With that said its still a good way to measure performance over time when using a single measurement approach.

Also if you wanted to do the same measurement for POSTs the command would look like one of these :

Measure-Command {Start-Process -wait “openssl” “ocsp -noverify -no_nonce -respout ocspglobalsignca.resp -reqout ocspglobalsignca.req

-issuer globalsigng2.cer -cert globalsign.com.cer -url “”http://ocsp2.globalsign.com/gsextendvalg2″” -header “”HOST”” “”ocsp2.globalsign.com”””}

 

Measure-Command {Start-Process -wait “curl” “-verbose -data-binary  @ocspglobalsignca.req -H “”Content-Type:application/ocsp-request””

http://ocsp2.globalsign.com/gsextendvalg2″}

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