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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