FreeBSD + Rainbow Cryptoswift
altares at e-card.bg
Mon Jan 26 07:39:54 PST 2004
Thank for the reply Mike.
I took a look at those cards (vpn1201 and vpn1211).
They don't seem to have AES support and only support
2-8 RSA connections/sec. Rainbow say that their cards
support 1000 RSA connections/sec which is quite astonishing.
The vpn1401 and vpn1411 seem to have better performance but
as you said the hifn(4) driver support is broken for those :(
Anyway it would be interesting for me if you share your
opinion about the performance you gained from those (1201 - 1211)
cards in comparison to the software computations.
It would be nice if tell me how much did you pay for these
cards because there are no prices on the site!
I read in a mailing list that the Rainbow's card (cryptoswift)
is 1000 GBP.
An interesing topic is if this performance could be gained
with an smp machine (say 2-4 xeons + lots of RAM) instead
of paying 1000 GBP for a card.
I am still new in this research but there are no representatives
in my country nor there are prices on the vendors' sites and
I cannot make any comparison.
I would greatly appreciate all your hints.
On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 07:57:12AM -0500, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> I dont know about the card you mention below, but the ones specifically
> mentioned in the man pages are
> safe (4)
> ubsec (4)
> hifn (4)
> We have used HiFn 7951 based cards with really great results for IPSEC and
> ssh acceleration. We bought the cards from www.soekris.com (VPN1201 and
> VPN1211). The new card, the vpn1401 looks promising, but the drivers are
> broken right now so I would stay away from it and cards based on that chip.
> At 04:14 AM 26/01/2004, Rumen Telbizov wrote:
> >Dear List,
> >I would like to know if anyone has installed one of those
> >Rainbow CryptoSwift PCI, SSL accelerators under FreeBSD?
> >I was looking in the LINT file about the support of those
> >cards but couldn't find anything.
> >As far as I know there should be a kld (or in-kernel) support for
> >those and some sort of integration between openssl and the
> >My configuration is: FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE, Apache 1.3+mod_ssl
> >and openssl!
> >Thank you in advance.
> >If you have any experience with any other cards (non Rainbow)
> >I would appreciate if you share your opinion.
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