[ltp] FRITZChip

Theodore Ts'o linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 15 May 2003 15:09:17 -0400

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 10:47:00AM +0200, Tino Keitel wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 10:32:31 +0200, Frank Fiene wrote:
> > How to use the crpyptographic chip on my A31p?
> > 
> > Can i use it as an AES accelration processor? Or yre there only keys on 
> > this chip?
> > Can i use it with freeswan or OpenSSL?
> I don't think that you can use it for hardware accelleration (because
> it won't give much accelleration :-). A GPLed device driver can be
> found at <http://www.research.ibm.com/gsal/tcpa/>, however, it only
> manages reading/writing raw data from/to the TPM chip, so you have to
> write your own application to actually use the TPM features. I don't
> know if anything usefull already exists for Linux/UNIX.

If you really want to play with the TPCA support, I would suggest
contacting Dr. David Safford at IBM Research (safford@watson.ibm.com).

Hopefully in the future there will be a tutorial and some sample
application code available, but I don't know when it will be made

						- Ted