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
>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?
> 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.