SMB3 encryption performance

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Feb 17 10:41:22 MST 2015

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 12:00:04PM -0500, Ira Cooper wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 04:22:29PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> >
> > 
> > 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.
> BS.
> I'm with Simo here.  You've shot nettle, and decided you don't like
> it that's fine... what about gcrypt?  I see nothing wrong with it so far?!

Look at Andreas' mail. It was not me who said gcrypt is bad.

> I'll also bring in the littany of crypto errors that have
> made the press... For those who remember the Debian OpenSSL random number
> generator error :(.  Heartbleed, etc... It all proves to me that when it
> comes to that type of code, it is JUST dangerous.
> I'm not saying we CAN'T do it.  I'm saying I'd rather have a full SMB3
> stack instead.
> I also think the world needs another crypto library like a fish
> needs a bicycle.

Right. But without water a fish might benefit from a bicycle
to get to the next pond in time.


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