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SubjectRe: 3com Driver and the 3XP Processor
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
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