Formula to determine SSL processing overhead for web transactions?
Posted on 2011-02-25
Was wondering if any one had any thoughts on a formula which we could use to determine the overhead on a server to handle incoming SSL web connections. Basically looking for a way to say with x number of ssl connections coming in, that causes y amount of overhead to process, which equals needing z resources on the server.
Honestly not sure if there is a way to do this and guess would have to define certain things, like "what is a ssl transaction". Is it the complete handshake or just the incoming hit, etc.
Curious to see if anyone has any thoughts...