[stunnel-users] Server vs Client Behavior

Michal Trojnara Michal.Trojnara at mobi-com.net
Wed Sep 26 20:32:17 CEST 2007

On Wednesday 26 September 2007 18:07, bear at bears.org wrote:
> I was wondering -- is stunnel asymmetric between client and server use?
> If I use stunnel to create a tunnel, with one stunnel doing the client
> side and another doing the server side, is it reasonable that the client
> side would more heavily load the CPU than the server side given the same
> hardware?  Thanks!

There is an asymmetry of CPU utilization during the initial key negotiation.
Fortunately due to SSL session caching it has no practical impact, as 
subsequent connections can reuse negotiated keys.

Best regards,
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