[Openswan Users] GBit performance

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Nov 27 10:43:55 EST 2009

On Fri, 27 Nov 2009, Michael Schwartzkopff wrote:

> We want to use plain linux servers a a VPN gateway to encrypt up to 1 GBit/s.
> If this possible with standard servers?
> If yes, what servers (CPU, dual-core, quad-core, speed) would you suggest?

Sure. a modern cpu should do fine. No need to go insane.

> If I need hardware acceleration: Is there a good guide for:

No. hardware acceleration is mostly useful for embedded devices with tiny

> - What cards / chips really work?

Intel, HiFN?

> - What additional software do I need?

OCF support enabled in openswan

> - Do I need to patch anything (kernel, openswan, ...)?

You'd need KLIPS with OCF.


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