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Why is HTTPS 10 times slower compared to HTTP

From: Girish S <girishpage@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 03:58:05 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20041009105806.11632.qmail@web52809.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org


I am facing a performance issue with libwww and ssl
support. I have tried to connect to the same server
with http and https but https performs very bad.

I also see that Keep-Alive does not have any effect on
connection. Libwww and SSL always try to make new
connection and exchange certs/keys with the server on
every new request made (within 2-3 seconds!)

Is this the normal behaviour? I am initializing SSL as

HTSSL_protMethod_set (HTSSL_V23);
HTSSL_verifyDepth_set (2);

Please suggest if there is anthing special to be done
while initializing SSL?

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