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>>>>> "Michal" == Michal Ludvig <mludvig@xxxxxxx> writes:
Michal> I think it won't be the programmer but the system
Michal> administrator who will have to correctly set priorities and
Michal> constraints for different hardware/software engines for the
Michal> particular system. With a slow CPU it may be worth to
Michal> offload even small blocks to hardware, with a fast one it
Michal> may be worth to set HW and SW as equal, etc.
There are lots of situations where, yes, a 2Ghz CPU can do IPsec much
faster and with lower latency and with less jitter than hardware.
However, the CPU might have other important things to do. Things that
make the owner money.
This will become more and more obvious as IPsec is used host-to-host
for all sorts of traffic.
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