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First experiences with hardware cryptographic support for OpenSSH with Linux for System z



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

Manfred Gnirss
Winfried Münch, Klaus Werner, Arthur Winterling


Document ID:

WP101690


Doc. Organization:

Technical Sales Support - Europe


Document Revised:

06/09/2010


Product(s) covered:

Crypto Coprocessor; IBM System z; Linux; Linux on zSeries; z9 BC; z9 EC; z10; z10 BC; z10 EC; zSeries 890; zSeries 990; zSeries; z/VM







Abstract: This paper summarizes our first experiences with configuration of OpenSSH using hardware cryptographic support of IBM System z. We report our first impression of performance and throughput improvements. Our positive experience indicates that where possible, you should exploit this new capability when using OpenSSH.

MG_OpenSSH_with_HWCrypto.pdf MG_OpenSSH_with_HWCrypto.pdf



Classification:

Hardware; Software; Solutions

Category:

Security

Solution(s):

IBM Security Solution



Platform(s):

IBM System z Family

S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software

O/S:

Linux; z/VM

Keywords:

OpenSSH, SSH, SCP, SFTP, OpenSSL, Linux, System z, CPACF, Crypto Express, hardware cryptographic support, acceleration, AES, TDES, SHA, RSA, performance, throughput


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