[strongSwan] strongswan limits

Alexander Wilms alex.wilms at adminguru.org
Wed Dec 22 07:08:51 CET 2010

Hi Omar,

sorry no, didn't try on atom yet.


----- Ursprüngliche Mail -----
Von: "Omar Armas" <omar.armas at gmail.com>
An: "Alexander Wilms" <alex.wilms at adminguru.org>, users at lists.strongswan.org
Gesendet: Montag, 20. Dezember 2010 11:07:37
Betreff: Re: [strongSwan] strongswan limits

As conclusion: 

You need a newer Xeon with aes-ni instruction set, a very recent kernel including the Intel module patches for these instructions, and maybe a RFS capable NIC. Read also: 

Do you know how does the new dual core intel Atom performs with strongswan? I guess without the patch only a single core would be used for encryption, but would you recommend this processor for a 20 tunnels setup using voice and data? 

One of these tunnels would be passing terminal server traffic (20 or 30 permanent users) and about 8 simultaneous voip calls using IAX2 trunking. 

I was thinking a box with atom dual core + ssd hd would be a small, reliable and low power consumption solution. Of course, only if this processor can cope with the situation. 


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