SMB3 encryption performance
Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Feb 17 08:22:29 MST 2015
On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 04:01:38PM +0100, Andreas Schneider wrote:
> On Sunday 15 February 2015 11:25:16 Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 03:41:46PM -0500, Michael Ledford wrote:
> > > There are a few libraries that can provide CPU optimization for AES.
> > > Here are a few which might fit.
> > >
> > > If you are looking for a C based library then libgcrypt
> > > <http://www.gnu.org/software/libgcrypt/> might be a good choice.
> > Thanks. I've already found libgcrypt, it seems to be part of
> > the gpg suite. The question I have is broader: libcrypt,
> > mozilla nss, probably some Kerberos base libs,
> > open/libressl/, etc all offer AES. What do we want to put
> > development effort on? Not so much a question to you,
> > Michael, but rather more to the broader audience here, in
> > particular for example Simo, Andrew and others involved with
> > crypto.
> Forget libgcrypt, it is one of the most horrible APIs out there. It is simply
> a pain for every programmer. We have libgcrypt in libssh and I want to get rid
> of it.
> If you prefer something which is LGPL, then use nettle . GnuTLS switched
> from libgcrypt to libnettle ...
> libcrypt from OpenSSL is another options. libressl is not in any distribution
> right now.
> -- andreas
>  http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/
This is a minefield. Do we really want to participate? These fights
tell me that consensus over a crypto library in the Free Software
world is lightyears away. That would be a good reason to go and do it
on our own.
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