This collection provides SSL-enabled variants of various functions from net/url. Each function’s name begins with ssl:, and works like the corresponding function from net/url, except that it uses SSL to communicate with the remote server.
Here’s a trivial call that doesn’t use SSL:
( ( "http://www.google.com/") ( '()) ( ()))
Here’s the SSL-enabled equivalent (the URL is different because https://www.google.com redirects there):
( ( "https://encrypted.google.com/") ( '()) ( ()))
Just for fun, here’s a list of the symbols that it exports. I suspect that only the ones whose names contain "port" are useful.