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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: [PATCH]1. SHMEM (repost)
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2001 09:07:15 GMT
On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 01:13:15AM -0500, MATHIHALLI,MADHUSUDAN (HP-Cupertino,ex1) wrote:
> SSL works based on SESSIONS.. So, when a certificate is exchanged and the
> ciphers negotiated, a Session key is generated. This session key is valid
> for a TIMEOUT period. During this TIMEOUT period, if the client wishes to
> connect to the server again, it can just send this session key, and there'll
> be no need to exchange the certificates and negotiate the ciphers.. This
> reduces the negotiation time by atleast 50%.. (i can't tell the exact
> timings..).. 

Session caching is definitely a MUST. The gain is much more than 50% on
a typical server (depends on the server & client computing powers, of 
course). And using the SHM is the way to go (on systems that have it).

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