We are experiencing various reliability problems with a setup that includes Jetty on CentOS 5 running predominantly SSL. There are unexplained disconnects and time-outs and occational looping, especially on long connections. This happens with different versions of the OS and Java.
Before we start swapping stuff component by component I would like to hear feedback from people running similar setup in production. Have you experienced any problems and if yes, what solutions did work for you? Is Java SSL implementation production-worthy at all?
UPDATE we solved the problem by avoiding use of Java SSL and using proxy server (nginx) to do SSL. The solution works without a glitch all these years.