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SubjectRe: 3com Driver and the 3XP Processor

Well nick, that is your choice.

/Martin
martin_moerman@eur.3com.com

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.
> >
> > -Kip
> > On Thu, 14 Jun 2001 nick@snowman.net wrote:
> >
> > > So what is the truth to the rumors 3com was throwing around about the
> > > "linux driver with ipsec support"?
> > > Nick
> > >
> > > On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Martin Moerman wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Brent D. Norris wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > > Now, if the NIC were to integrate with OpenSSL and offload some of THAT
> > > > > > donkey work... Just offloading DES isn't terribly useful, as Pavel says:
> > > > > > apart from anything else, DES is a bit elderly now - SSH using 3DES or
> > > > > > Blowfish etc... How dedicated is this card? Could it be used to offload
> > > > > > other work?
> > > > >
> > > > > Sorry my bad it is 3DES that they have on it, but I don't know how
> > > > > in-grained it is in it. Like I sad it just floated across my desk a few
> > > > > days ago and it sounded like a cool bit of hardware.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > The card is offloading TCP/IP checksums, TCP/IP packet fragmentation, and
> > > > does IPSEC through the ARM9 proc.
> > > >
> > > > I like the card. but no real real linux drivers yet. only basic network
> > > > card drivers for linux.
> > > >
> > > > /Martin
> > > > martin_moerman@eur.3com.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Brent Norris
> > > > >
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