SSL Tunneling vs Bridging and NAT

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Sep 30th, 2010

I'm trying to get a better handle on these.  We use a third party hosted app that the users connect to using and encrypted ssl connection.  The users view and approve many 2-3 page pdf files via this app. They frequently comment that performance is better when they do this from home rather than the office. Bandwidth is not an issue.  I'm looking at various items that could cause the performance issue and keep coming back to SSL and NAT.

I've looked at various documents but cannot find anything that fully explains how NAT handles outbound SSL connections.  Does anyone know of such a document? Hopefully one that includes configuration alternatives.


I have this problem too.
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Panos Kampanakis Thu, 09/30/2010 - 14:01

SSL is treated the same was on an ASA as TCP. So I don't think the performance issue is SSL specific.

I would suggest testing drops and errors on the ASA and internal network.Captures could also help you getting closer to the problem.

I hope it helps.



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