Re: recommended SSL-friendly crypto accelerator

From: Mike Tancsa (mike_at_sentex.net)
Date: 04/15/04

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    Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 23:10:02 -0400
    To: andy@lewman.com, security@freebsd.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

             ---Mike

    At 11:03 PM 14/04/2004, andy@lewman.com wrote:
    >Ok, so what exactly needs to be done to get full hifn support working in
    >4.x/5.x?
    >
    >I seem to have lost the original train of thought here.
    >
    >-Andrew
    >
    >On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 02:19:43PM -0400, mwlucas@blackhelicopters.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
    ><20040408144322.GA83448@bewilderbeast.blackhelicopters.org>, "Michae
    >: > 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.
    >:
    >: ==ml
    >:
    >: --
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    >: your co-workers." -- Ivan Brunetti
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