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NAME

hifn - Hifn 7751/7951/7811/7955/7956 crypto accelerator

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Hardware
See Also
Caveats
History
Bugs

SYNOPSIS


.Cd device hifn

DESCRIPTION

The hifn driver supports various cards containing the Hifn 7751, 7951, 7811, 7955, and 7956 chipsets.

The hifn driver registers itself to accelerate DES, Triple-DES, AES (7955 and 7956 only), ARC4, MD5, MD5-HMAC, SHA1, and SHA1-HMAC operations for ipsec(4) and crypto(4).

The Hifn 7951, 7811, 7955, and 7956 will also supply data to the kernel random(4) subsystem.

HARDWARE

The hifn driver supports various cards containing the Hifn 7751, 7951, 7811, 7955, and 7956 chipsets, such as:
Invertex AEON No longer being made. Came as 128KB SRAM model, or 2MB DRAM model.
Hifn 7751 Reference board with 512KB SRAM.
PowerCrypt See http://www.powercrypt.com/. Comes with 512KB SRAM.
XL-Crypt See http://www.powercrypt.com/. Only board based on 7811 (which is faster than 7751 and has a random number generator).
NetSec 7751 See http://www.netsec.net/. Supports the most IPsec sessions, with 1MB SRAM.
Soekris Engineering vpn1201 and vpn1211
See http://www.soekris.com/. Contains a 7951 and supports symmetric and random number operations.
Soekris Engineering vpn1401 and vpn1411
See http://www.soekris.com/. Contains a 7955 and supports symmetric and random number operations.

SEE ALSO

crypt(3), crypto(4), intro(4), ipsec(4), random(4), crypto(9)

CAVEATS

HISTORY

BUGS


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