Subject: Re: VIA Nehemia+Epia
To: Aiko Barz <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/14/2005 13:14:52
Aiko Barz wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 01:45:44PM +0200, Aiko Barz wrote:
>>Does anybody have experiences with those machines? I would like to
>>buy a 19" machine with a Nehemia CPU.
>>1. Does it run at all?
>>2. Does NetBSD support Padlock?
>>3. Which mainboards are already tested?
> To be precise: I would like to have a 
> - VIA Epia-SP 13000 1.3Ghz
> with a CN400 Chip.

I haven't heard of any NetBSD developers working on the Padlock/ACE encryption 
stuff, but the hardware works under FreeBSD and <> seems to have 
gotten crypto(4) and IPSEC integration working with the VIA Nehemia platform, 
so there is some BSD-licensed code available.

There's also Linux code available at:

...including patches for OpenSSL.  That ought to give you a starting point...