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Mike Easter

Metspitzer said:
Under most circumstances, that SSL/ing is not important/necessary.

Under some circumstances you should be doing more to be more secure,
such as the Tor Firefox bundle.

https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en What is the Tor
Browser Bundle (TBB)?

However, the SSL/ing is generally 'free' in terms of no increased
latency, whereas the Tor/ing isn't.
 
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RayLopez99

However, the SSL/ing is generally 'free' in terms of no increased

latency, whereas the Tor/ing isn't.
Generally wrong. SSL is always slower than non-SSL.

RL
 
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Mike Easter

Generally wrong. SSL is always slower than non-SSL.
Here is a discussion of https latency issues; such things as 3.5x 21ms
to 68ms is negligible IMO, but the blogger develops the latency studies
much deeper than that.

http://www.semicomplete.com/blog/geekery/ssl-latency.html SSL handshake
latency and HTTPS optimizations.

IMO, you wouldn't 'feel'/sense the SSL latency even if you can measure
it as he did, but you can definitely feel the Tor latency drag.
 
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DevilsPGD

In the last episode of
RayLopez99 said:
Generally wrong. SSL is always slower than non-SSL.
Not if you're comparing SPDY (over SSL) vs HTTP.
 
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RayLopez99

Mike Easter
Well thanks, that was news to me, which I repeat below. It does seem a lot slower though to me, even after the handshake.

RL

Summarizing from above: Using SSL incurs a 3.5x latency overhead for each handshake, but afterwards it's generally fast like plain TCP. If you accept this conclusion, let's examine how this can affect website performance.
 
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