Vpn hardware - silicom PXS2510 any experience ?
I Was thinking about building a box with a Silicom PXS2510, its based on the Broadcom BCM5825. Should this be a problem in 2.0.1? Has anyone tried it ? The broadcom chip is on the hcl and the specs look pretty good.
IPSec 3DES with HMAC-MD5-96 or HMAC-SHA-1-96
IPSec AES 128-bit key with HMAC-MD5-96 0r HMAC-SHA-1-96
I was going to tie all of this together with a
Core 2 Quad 2.66
and dual intel 1gbe
Would /Should I get aes 256 throughput above 700mbit if the card works ?
VPN throughput requirement is high due to wanting to synchronous replication between datacenters without the cost of a dedicated circuit.
Any thought or comments most welcome.
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The 5825 hardware should be supported by the ubsec driver.
I used a 5821 in 1.2.3, but I have not tried the 5825. The cpu should not be a factor in your encryption speed, as it will be handled by the card.
This is still noted on the man page:
The AES capability of the BCM5823 is not yet supported; it is awaiting public disclosure of programming information from Broadcom.
Not sure if that applies to the 5825 also but it could. Not really a problem though unless you can't use 3DES for some reason.