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Re: OT: Can an old NIC driver affect TLS?
From: Adam Mooz <adam.mooz () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 13:40:30 -0500

On 2009-11-27, at 7:04 AM, Paul Halliday wrote:

I have been troubleshooting a weird latency issue between a web client
and a finance application.

The NIC driver was stamped 2006 and after an update the problem seems
to have disappeared. Does this make sense?

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A driver most certainly can effect latency, or just about any other parameter of the NIC.  Example, if the old driver 
you had installed contained a 'hack' that was put there just to get the driver working while a proper patch was 
developed, this 'hack' may have been the source of your latency; which when removed in a future update disappeared.  
Drivers should always be kept up to date, typically for NIC's a driver update is going to improve either performance or 
stability.  

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In this guide we examine the importance of Apache-SSL and who needs an SSL certificate.  We look at how SSL works, how 
it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
install and use a thawte Digital Certificate on your Apache web server. Throughout, best practices for set-up are 
highlighted to help you ensure efficient ongoing management of your encryption keys and digital certificates.

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