Why do HTTPS/SSL/TLS streams end with a TCP Reset after the Encrypted Alert?

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Issue

  • Why do HTTPS/SSL/TLS streams end with a TCP Reset after the Encrypted Alert?
  • tcpdump and Wireshark show RST after traffic session encrypted with OpenSSL or GnuTLS

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Network communication encrypted with HTTPS (SSL aka TLS)
  • Packet capture with tcpdump or similar

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