Subject: Re: Adding opencrypto, crypto acceelerator to GENERIC kernels?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/10/2003 22:38:39
On Mar 7,  1:21am, der Mouse wrote:
} Subject: Re: Adding opencrypto, crypto acceelerator to GENERIC kernels?
} > In the old days, when DES was new and shiny, there was a rumour that
} > Sparcs with DES were available in the US of A.
} [...]
} > Supposedly, the SunOS 4 crypt command would use the device if
} > available, else it would use the CPU.
} Except that SunOS 4 crypt(1) wasn't DES-based; it was the Enigmaish
} algorithm.  (One through rotor and a one reflector rotor, I think.)
} I think there was another command that did use DES, but it had a
} different name (descrypt maybe?).

% uname -a
SunOS 4.1.3 1 sun4c

% apropos crypt
authdes_create, authdes_getucred, get_myaddress, getnetname, host2netname, key_decryptsession, key_encryptsession, key_gendes, key_setsecret, netname2host, netname2user, user2netname (3N) - library routines for secure remote procedure calls
chkey (1)               - create or change encryption key
crypt (1)               - encode or decode a file
crypt, _crypt, setkey, encrypt (3)  - password and data encryption
des (1)                 - encrypt or decrypt data using Data Encryption Standard
des (4S)                - DES encryption chip interface
des_crypt, ecb_crypt, cbc_crypt, des_setparity (3)  - fast DES encryption
keylogin (1)            - decrypt and store secret key
makekey (8)             - generate encryption key
xcrypt, xencrypt, xdecrypt, passwd2des (3R) - hex encryption and utility routines

}-- End of excerpt from der Mouse