Testing SSL encryption

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I am using Octanews on port 563 with Opera browser and the TLS box  
checked, theoretically
everything should be encrypted and there is no need to use Stunnel.

How can I check/make sure that the connexion is really encrypted?

I am on a home internet connexion (no network).

Re: Testing SSL encryption

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You'll want to use a good packet sniffer (ahem! excuse me: network protocol
analyzer).  Ethereal (now Wireshark) is the gold standard but has a steep
learning curve.  It's worth mastering, however, since you'll find lots of
uses for it as you advance in geekiness :-)


PS  Get it here (free):

http://www.wireshark.org /

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