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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 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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