Re: [PATCH 0/2] Add TLS record layer encryption module

From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Thu Jul 31 2014 - 15:59:53 EST

On 07/29/2014 02:32 AM, Cristian Stoica wrote:
> Hi all,
> This set of patches introduces support for TLS 1.0 record layer
> encryption/decryption with a corresponding algorithm called
> tls10(hmac(<hash>),cbc(<cipher>)).
> Similarly to authenc.c on which it is based, this module mixes the base
> algorithms in software to produce an algorithm that does record layer
> encryption and decryption for TLS1.0.
> Any combination of hw and sw base algorithms is possible, but the purpose
> is to take advantage of hardware acceleration for TLS record layer offloading
> when hardware acceleration is present.

What is this used for? AF_ALG? I find it hard to believe that the
kernel will ever want to use this internally.

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