[Soekris] Good ethernet != cheap ethernet (Warning, wandering OT..)
stu at spacehopper.org
Wed Aug 18 11:24:41 UTC 2004
> Add the VPN on top, and its probably lower, not because the
> accelerator isn't doing it job, but rather
> because something has to move the bits between the devices (and in
> the case of the VPN accelerator
> its both to and from for each packet) and that takes memory
> bandwidth and time (latency).
Looks like VIA's route of running crypto on the cpu is quite a big
win for many reasons, then... I wonder if it might be good to have
the option of C3 on the net6501 as an alternative to the Intel
processors, OpenBSD measured 780MB/s for AES-128
<http://www.openbsd.org/crypto.html> which would be pretty good to
have on better kit than the mini-itx.
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