Subject: FW: Re: [Soekris] Hifn support - good news!!
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From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 03/21/2007 06:44:39
This just came across the Soekris list.  Perhaps whoever deals with our
hifn driver should look at this when it cokmes out?

I'm sending it here just in case the relevant NetBSD persons are not
yet aware of it.

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> Subject: [Soekris] Hifn support - good news!!

> Maybe some of you already know this, but I couldn't find any indication and I've searched high and low, but the Hifn driver fix is coming.. FROM Hifn!!
> I contacted them asking for support and this is what I got back...
> > Gabe,
> >Thanks for your interest in Hifn products.
> >I'm sure that the folks at Soekris are quite correct, there is nothing
> >wrong with their hardware.
> >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.
> >
> >If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
> >
> >Hank Cohen
> >Hifn
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