How to do it...

To monitor HTTPS sessions, perform the following steps:

  1. HTTPS session establishment can be done in four or five steps. It is described in the How it works... section of this recipe.
  1. Watch the order of the packet in the session establishment, and make sure the messages you get are according to the order shown in the following diagram (in brackets, you'll see what should be shown in the packet):
Figure 12.17: HTTPS secure connection establishment
  1. Followings are the common alerts (and their levels) described in RFC 2246. Alert levels indicate the severity of the messages, and messages with a level of fatal result in termination ...

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