I'm experiencing a significant performance degradation using netty's
vs an external SSL terminator like stud or stunnel. The difference is about 100ms in time to complete the handshake. I requested the same resource from my application several hundred times via httperf and made sure that the same cipher (DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA) was used in each case.
got no accepted answers, but the comments indicated that running an SSL terminator in front of a Java process might be a good idea.
Is this expected behavior? Is Java's SSL implementation known to be this much slower, or is it possible that I have some setting configured improperly?