[Openswan Users] Fedora 5, KLIPS ready?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon May 15 16:04:23 CEST 2006

On Mon, 15 May 2006, Butler wrote:

> that means I can use NETKEY directly without  recompile kernel?


> nhelpers= is  in "config" session? what's the function of this setting?

yes. It's function is to spawn threads that can eb distributed over cpus,
and do asynchronous work, but this is work in IKE, not in the kernel.

> Moreover, is Openswan single threaded so it can't make use of other CPUs?

Most of the work happens in the kernel. The per-packet encryption/decryption.

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