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Is SSLSocket mandatory to use with https?

 
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I have a server running for requests from client.
Client will send requests using cURL or browser and it uses HTTPS protocol.
In this case, is it mandatory for my server to use SSLSocket for establishing a connection or a normal Socket would work?
 
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Unless you have specific reasons to use sockets, it'd be easier to use the URL class -to which you can pass an HTTPS URL-, and then to get the connection from the URL object.
 
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If I have to use sockets, does it have to be SSLSocket?
 
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SSLSockets know how to handle SSL, and that's what you want to achieve, correct? Standard sockets know nothing about SSL.
 
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Thanks for the replies, Lester.
 
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