[Nottingham] How ISP shenanigans hampers your browsing experience.

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 20:52:48 UTC 2015

"Let's encrypt the web!"
"No! Things will slow down! Think of the poor CPU trashing away with all
that complicated crypto-math-magicks!"

Well, yes. On the face of it HTTPS should be slower. Handshake, encrypt,
decrypt etc.
Got to be slower.
Makes sense, there's more work being done.

And it would be true IF your ISP wasn't doing various bits of deep packet
inspection, injecting cookies or other dastardly deeds.


On a quick test I just didny, HTTPS was 88% faster (09s Vs 7.7s).


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