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Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
As for CPU time -- remember that most web site visits are very short;We handle the SSL decryption on the front-end load-balancers (hardware assisted). For financial transactions the load-balancers also maintain long-lived SSL connections to the webservers, that the decrypted data is pipelined into. This avoids the expensive session setup and teardown on the servers.