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From Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED <m_d_berger_1...@yahoo.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Need some SSL help please.
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:27:35 GMT
On Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:40:55 -0400, Josh Gooding wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Krist,
> 
> Let me give you a little background on what I did (and still doing).  I
> created a video training software that is now internet based.  Nothing
> inside of the training needs to be across HTTPS, except the login page.
> Client's said they would "like" to see it done.  Which is were I am at
> right now.  I always thought that HTTPS is noticeably slower than
> regular HTTP, which is why I would not want HTTPS on the entire site,
> since video and graphics tend to be more bandwidth and CPU intensive.
> 
> In essence I am trying to keep the lag to as little as possible and only
> encrypt what needs to be encrypted.
> 
> - Josh
> 
[...]

Please read my recent thread "excessive DNS slows httpd".
The bottom line: I recently introduced SSL to part of my
web site, and it slowed considerably.  Using iptables
(on a Linux system),I blocked all DNS, and speed of
response is better than ever, 8 meg photo files
notwithstanding.

Additionally, I thought sign-in is encrypted even when
SSL is not in use.  Is this not true?

Mike.


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