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I like this presentation by Giuseppe Bianchi. Starting on page 5 it contains a desctiption of the TLS protocol - segment size, header size, HMAC overhead. As for the handshake, the impact on replication should be negligible. It will only occur on connection, and there may be a key exchange going on every hour, depending on the configuration. As for the ...


You need to use the condition that works. The reason is easy to demonstrate. Run this: DECLARE @x VARBINARY(8000) = ENCRYPTBYPASSPHRASE('12','YYY'); SELECT @x, CONVERT(VARCHAR(32), DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE('12', @x)); GO 5 Do you see the same result every time? No. This is because the encryption adds some magic to prevent predictable results (that is grossly ...

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