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.
Nia C3 Nehemiah's have "Padlock" support that can do AES encryption in
three processor cycles. When properly enabled, it can do AES-256 IPSEC
with ALMOST NO REDUCTION IN TRANSFER SPEEDS! See this page for some
benchmarks under Linux:
Really, it's like getting great crypto for free :).