This is an interesting graphical explanation on how the HTTPS handshaking occurs.
Most people working in Web Services don’t understand the HTTPS handshaking implications. This is a critical information to know since it can potentially have a detrimental effect on High Latency network connections.
Some more information about this, can be retrieved on the following websites.
Good overview, it requires a basic IT knowledge:
Very Technical article, it requires a good IT background:
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