tor plus openssl hardware?
nickm at freehaven.net
Tue Feb 6 16:45:51 UTC 2007
On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 05:37:44PM +0100, Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
> Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > I am also interested in answers to these.
> >> Anybody here got some experience with tor and openssl hardware
> >> accelleration?
> >> I run a tiny tor server on my ADSL line, on a VIA EK8000 board which
> >> supports VIA PadLock (no-RNG, ACE). (i.e. AES support and a hardware RNG)
> >> I compiled support in the kernel and patched openssl with patches from
> >> http://www.logix.cz/michal/devel/padlock/ to make padlock static and
> >> default, etc.
> >> Is this enough for tor to use openssl with the hardware support?
> >> Do I need to patch tor?
> >> (like openssh?)
> The debug log does not show any of the OpenSSL loggging that crypto.c
> can do. How do I enable this?
From the manual:
If non-zero, try to use crypto hardware acceleration
when available. This is untested and probably buggy.
Hardware acceleration is off by default because some people have
reported that it makes their Tor server crash. We'd like more data
here; please feel free to try it out and let us know if it works for
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