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From Paul Simon <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SSL network performance impact?
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 16:15:21 GMT
> I've been asked what the impact of using SSL is,
> from a network utilization point of view.  There are
> lots of studies 
> and discussions about SSL on webserver CPU, but I
> cannot find any on network utilization.

That's my understanding, that the bottleneck is with
the CPU. 

> One thing I considered is harvesting the
> transfer/access log.  The bytes transferred
> variable, where does that come 
> from?  Is it content-length?  Or does it include the
> overhead from encryption?

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