OK, I've spun myself into circles so that I'm not sure which way I'm pointing. I am a client trying to interface a server via SSL. On the client side, do I want to set up an SSLServerSocket or and SSLSocket?
You'd use SSLSocket (SSLServerSocket is kind of a giveaway, isn't it ) You wouldn't by any chance want to run HTTP over that socket, i.e., HTTPS? Because in that case it would be easier to use javax.net.ssl.HttpsURLConnection.
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