Re: recommended SSL-friendly crypto accelerator
From: Mike Tancsa (mike_at_sentex.net)
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 23:10:02 -0400 To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone with the time, knowledge and perhaps funding to fix it. It would be
nice too if someone with a Soekris 1401 or 7556 based card on FreeBSD or
OpenBSD could duplicate my results just to confirm its not a bad batch of 3
cards that I have
At 11:03 PM 14/04/2004, email@example.com wrote:
>Ok, so what exactly needs to be done to get full hifn support working in
>I seem to have lost the original train of thought here.
>On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 02:19:43PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org
>wrote 1.5K bytes in 37 lines about:
>: On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 05:18:33PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>: > In message
>: > l W. Lucas" writes:
>: > >On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 04:28:37PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>: > >> >>Look at VPN14x1 from www.soekris.com, it's darn cheap too.
>: > >
>: > >Thanks, phk!
>: > >
>: > >For $79, it's cheap enough that I could put a whole stack of them in a
>: > >machine. Can FreeBSD take advantage of multiple cards like that?
>: > I think so, but I am not sure the code currently does load-sharing
>: > or just "try to find a card which can do this job" sharing.
>: > Maybe sam@ would know, you should probably ask him.
>: OK, for the record I asked sam@. He says that the VPN1401 has issues
>: for (at a minimum) symmetric crypto ops, but he hasn't had time to
>: investigate and doesn't own a 1401, so...
>: He also says that he considers the Broadcom 582x is the best
>: accelerator available, except that it isn't available retail. :-(
>: So, it looks like my choices are rapidly narrowing. It seems that the
>: powercrypt cards are well-supported, perhaps I'll give them a call.
>: Michael Lucas mwlucas@FreeBSD.org, mwlucas@BlackHelicopters.org
>: "I'm sorry, but 'Social Darwinism' is no excuse for killing all of
>: your co-workers." -- Ivan Brunetti
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