Hardware Crypto support (RSA acceleration)

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Apr 15 11:40:51 PDT 2003

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 01:03:56PM +0200, Rene de Vries wrote:
> Hello,
> For an SSL based application we are using the Rainbow CryptoSwift (a 
> PCI card with RSA acceleration). This works fine on FreeBSD 4.1, but as 
> we upgraded to FreeBSD 4.7 the driver panics the kernel.
> We asked Rainbow for a driver update, but they told us that FreeBSD 4.7 
> drivers are not available. Rainbow used to mention FreeBSD as a 
> supported OS, but in the meantime they removed all references to 
> FreeBSD...
> Does anyone have an idea on either a replacement card or (even better) 
> fixes for the Rainbow drivers?

It depends on what performance the Rainbow hardware has.
Soekris Engineering (http://www.soekris.com/) has a hifn
card that might work on the low end.  If you need more
performance, there are broadcom based cards from Interface Master
(http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/index.html) and apparently
also from Sun.  These cost around $1k.

I've orderd some on the Interface Masters cards, but haven't got them
yet (I'm not actually sure if purchasing has places the PO yet).

-- Brooks

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