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SubjectRe: 3com Driver and the 3XP Processor
So it would seem. Here is the polite message I received in response my
inquiry regarding the crypto interface to the card:
>
>
> Thank you for your inquiry. We do not offer the
> technical spec;s for the IPSec
> features of this NIC, due to the intellectual
> property-heavy nature of this
> product. We will, however, be releasing a Linux
> driver which supports this
> feature in the very near future under the beta
> section of our support site. The
> base driver for the 990 will be open source, the
> advanced driver (offloads,
> etc.) will not be open source. Hope that somewhat
> helps you.

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001 nick@snowman.net wrote:

> Erm, that is going to be a problem. Crypto benifits more from open source
> than any other market segment, and binary only drivers for linux are not
> the way to go. I guess I need to get rid of my 5-10 3cr990s and replace
> them with someone else's product?
> Nick
>
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Kip Macy wrote:
>
> > IPsec support will be binary only.
> >

As I mentioned previously IP heavy is a euphemism for commodity.








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