The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection

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  1. EncryptedBytes

    EncryptedBytes Registered Member

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    This post is more for educational purposes, and probably gives you more than you ever wanted to know about the TLS handshake process, but if you are like me and interested enjoy this great read! *Warning extreme technical jargon awaits you.

    -http://www.moserware.com/2009/06/first-few-milliseconds-of-https.html-
     
  2. woomera

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    ty for sharing
     
  3. BrandiCandi

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    That was fascinating. I followed the handshake description well enough. He wrote it in a way that you could check his encryption math as you read along, which amused me. Right. I'm gonna just go ahead and assume that his math was correct...
     
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    I did not understand a single thing :rolleyes:
     
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    Great article. Including a client certificate exchange would have been the icing on the cake, but still, it's a very readable explanation compared to some of the analyses out there. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Ty, enjoyed this 220ms exposé.
     
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