Hardware Crypto support (RSA acceleration)

Enno Davids enno at doc.metva.com.au
Tue Apr 15 12:01:39 PDT 2003

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 11:40:47AM -0700, Brooks Davis wrote:
|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.

The older card from Sun _is_ the cryptoswift, although they occasionally
seem reluctant to say so. Not sure who they source their more recent crypto
card from.


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