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 From:  Kerem Erciyes <k underscore erciyes at zegnaermenegildo dot it>
 To:  Mattias Bergander <mattias dot bergander at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware encryption accelerator for generic pc + Serial Console
 Date:  Fri, 23 Sep 2005 14:08:57 +0300
Some EPIAs have AES Encryption accelerator on them and as far as I know 
you need at least FreeBSD6 to support it.

Also PD6000E is not one of those with AES Acceleration features. You 
need a 1 GHz Nehemiah for that.

Mattias Bergander wrote:

>I'm currently looking into building a m0n0wall firewall around a VIA EPIA
>system completely fanless and no moving parts (CF instead of HD) for mainly
>noise reasons and high performance.
> These (all?) have separate encryption and random number generator chips on
>them that are supported on newer Linux kernels at least, What about freebsd,
>anyone who knows? SSL for example is then hardware accelerated.
> Not sure that this applies to the fanless Eden CPUs though, maybe only the
>EPIAs with the C3 cpu?
> Currently considering a PD6000E VIA epia board (dual RJ45 ports) ) (600MHz
>eden cpu).
>Tests with a M6000E shows that simple 10mbit throughput with http and ftp is
>no problem (of course). I'll someday test 100mbit throughput with and
>without vpn. But I have no idea if it is possible to take advantage of the
>encryption chip when using freebsd/m0n0wall?
>Mattias Bergander
> Hello, i'm looking for a SSL or Crypto accelerator card to accelerate
>the HTTPS-server so that the encryption calculation is done by the card
>instead of the host CPU.
>Anyone already done this?
>I'm also looking on what I need to change in the source to let the
>console also be visible on the serial port.