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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: Upgrading Tomcat
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 21:32:01 GMT
> From: Alla Winter [mailto:alla@cobrasource.com] 
> Subject: FW: Upgrading Tomcat
> 
> But what about handling SSL - somewhere I read that APACHE handles
> encryption much better than TOMCAT.  Is it still true? 

In theory, doing SSL encryption in native code should be faster than
Java.  However, I haven't done any performance tests (Peter Lin, where
are you?), and it won't really matter much unless you're driving your
CPUs flat out.  The JVM byte code translators of today are significantly
better than just a year ago, so the difference between Java and native
code performance continues to diminish.

With the 5.5.12 and above levels, you now have the option of using APR,
including its SSL engine, for Tomcat connectors.  This is the same SSL
used by Apache httpd, so that should eliminate any performance
distinction.  Configuring SSL on APR appears to require some care,
judging from the recent threads on the subject.

 - Chuck


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