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 From:  Mattias Bergander <mattias dot bergander at gmail dot com>
 To:  Kerem Erciyes <k underscore erciyes at zegnaermenegildo dot it>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware encryption accelerator for generic pc + Serial Console
 Date:  Fri, 23 Sep 2005 13:22:32 +0200
Thanks exactly what I needed to know and maybe it helps the initial person
asking about hardware for encryption acceleration too.
freebsd 6 would mean moving to pfsense. But a 1GHz C3 Nehemiah, hmm I wonder
if I can find a fanless one or make one fanless and still keep it small
(which probably means a box without pci-card space -> I need an epia board
with dual LAN built in).
Oh well decisions decisions. It's tough to enjoy all this stuff :)
 /mattias b
 2005/9/23, Kerem Erciyes <k underscore erciyes at zegnaermenegildo dot it>:
> 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.
> >
> >J.
> >
> >
> >

Mattias Bergander