[OpenAFS] Speed difference between OpenAFS 1.4.x on Debian and CentOS

Harald Barth haba@kth.se
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 16:23:10 +0200 (CEST)

> What if OpenSSH left encryption turned off by default so people
> could benchmark it against FTP?

According to http://www.globus.org/security/overview.html that's
exactly what the globus versions of the ssh stuff does: As default
turn encryption off in the gsi-ssh so it does not get in the way of
fast file transfers. The problem is as usual that the end user, the
ones who are using and not the ones which have been setting up the
software (it's ssh, it's safe, yeah) has no idea what is going on
an happily will send confidential stuff (read passwords) over any
ssh connection.

But has anyone here on this list experimented with HW-acceleration for
encryption? It might be a good investment for a server (I hope that
my clients should cope).