httping command on my OS X Mavericks through homebrew, and tried to use it to connect to apple's web site in two different ways, but got dramatically different performances.
When I tried to connect to it using
httping apple.com, the response time was about 240 ms. However, when I connected by writing
httping http://www.apple.com, the time was reduced to about 16 ms, which is more than 10 times faster if I understand it correctly.
Moreover, it looks like the former send 147 bytes while the latter 228 bytes.
So where does the result originate? And which one should I use to correctly measure the response time?
ping http://www.apple.com doesn't work at all - it's the reason I installed
httping to begin with.