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Re: Why is HTTPS 10 times slower compared to HTTP

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 16:06:22 +0200 (CEST)
To: Girish S <girishpage@yahoo.com>
cc: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0410091604290.22328@yvahk3.pbagnpgbe.fr>

On Sat, 9 Oct 2004, Girish S wrote:

> I also see that Keep-Alive does not have any effect on connection.

The server limits this. Persistent connections can very well be made over 
HTTPS as well.

> 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!)

SSL session id caching drastically reduces re-connection times. I don't know 
of libwww features that. libcurl does.

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