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 From:  Hilton Travis <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Soekris Boards
 Date:  Sat, 07 Feb 2004 08:26:49 +1000
Hi Chad,

On Fri, 2004-02-06 at 08:03, Chad R. Larson wrote:
> At 02:45 PM 2/5/2004, Hilton Travis wrote:
> >Interesting - I understood that the VPN cards weren't actually supported 
> >by m0n0wall.  If they are, then this would be great.
> The FreeBSD crypto library will use the encryption hardware if it is found 
> during the bootstrap probe; otherwise it uses software.
> So, any program linked against the crypto libraries (OpenSSL, Racoon, etc.) 
> will all use the card if it is installed.
> There have been some testimonials on this list showing something like a ten 
> fold improvement in throughput (depending on packet sizes and other variables).

That's rather handy to know.  Now I can look at seriuos VPN client
support with these cards in older/Soekris kit.

What I'd also like to know is if the Intel Pro/100S (or later) onboard
cryptography chip is supported too.  That would also be rather nice.



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