Buildilng Krb5 against Sun Crypto Accelerators?

Todd Zino tcz3 at
Fri Mar 11 11:08:43 EST 2005

We're investigating how to leverage the hardware crypto accelerators in 
SunBlade machines with our builds of Kerberos for KDC and running crack to 
audit password strength (as a followup to an earlier thread I started here, 
I did get crack 5.0 working with the latest krb5 1.3.6 after some tweaking 
of the salt/key algorithms in crack src0.

Has anyone had any experience trying to build the latest krb5 distributions 
against the Sun crypto accelerator hardware? From reading Sun's whitepapers 
and sales pitches, I get the impression that all major DES/RSA crypto 
algorithms are embedded in the hardware, but the only 'supported' software 
is OpenSSL 0.9.x and Apache 1.3.x (both in outdated incarnations according 
to the last sales sheets I could find at

Please share any adventures or gory details if you've embarked on this 
fool's quest already at some point in the past. I'll report any 
breakthroughs we have over here as we continue to noodle with it.


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