[Soekris] Hifn support - good news!!

Ryan Corder rcorder at novasyshealth.com
Wed Mar 21 16:07:23 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 20:15 -0400, Gabe E. Nydick wrote:
> >The problems are in the OpenBSD driver for the 7956 and in the Open
> >Cryptography Framework itself.
> >We have spent an inordinate amount of time troubleshooting these
> >problems and are about to
> >release the fruits of our labor.  There will be a FreeBSD version with
> >all bugs fixed available 
> >from the Hifn extranet in about three weeks.  Once it has been uploaded
> >you are welcome
> >to try that version.  I'm sure that you will find it both more reliable
> >as well as more performant
> >than the version that you are using now.

problem is, this will probably never make it into OpenBSD.  From what I
understand, this FreeBSD driver contains a binary blob, which the
OpenBSD folks are adamantly against...and for good reason.


Ryan Corder <rcorder at novasyshealth.com>
Systems Engineer, NovaSys Health LLC.
501-219-4444 ext. 646

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