Running Apache Benchmark (ab) and receiving apr_socket_recv: Connection reset by peer (54)

I was having this issue and was getting quite frustrated. All of my researched turned up nothing. Finally I decided to run this from another machine instead of my Mac, and it worked just fine. So this had nothing to do with my server, it was a client side related issue.

I still don’t know what caused it. I was just able to identify the issue and thus find a work around.