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Solaris Virtual Consoles

Solaris Virtual Consoles width="430" height="230" alt="Virtual Console on Solaris" border="0" align="right" /> Virtual consoles (or virtual terminals) is a feature where you can run multiple virtual terminals on the console.It's a handy feature to have for recovery if your X...

Carryless Multiplication Optimization for AES GCM Mode in Solaris

Carryless Multiplication Optimization for AES GCM Mode in Solaris Introduction Multiplying 6 x 3 Traditional Multiplication   110 x11 ---- 110 +110 ----- 10010 =18 decimal Carryless Multiplication   110 x11 ----- 110 +110 ----- 1010 = 10 decimal Galois/C...

Intel AES-NI Optimization on Solaris

Intel AES-NI Optimization on Solaris Introduction alt="AES Encryption process" width="351" height="337" border="0" /> This AES encryption flash animation is useful to visualize AES encryption and understand how AES operates (Enrique Zabala, Universidad ORT, Uruguay) AES (Advanced...

Toorcon 12

ToorCon 12: Computer Security Conference Fifth Ave., downtown San Diego It's fall, and you know what that means—anotherToorCon in San Diego. ToorCon, of course, is the annual computer security conference held here every year a week or so before Halloween.It's a smaller-scale,...

Toorcon 11

Toorcon 11 Computer Security Conference Intro Ubiquitous Computing (Keynote) Vernor Vinge, SDSU Black Operations of PKI Dan Kaminsky, IOActive Exploiting Trust-based Subdomain names Mike Bailey Organizing a Cyber-Army: Modern Botnet Architecture Brandon Enright, UCSD Owning Enterprise...

Optimizing Crypto for Intel Nehalem

Sun Blade X6275 is one example platform with 2 Intel Nehalem (Xeon 5500) processors with 4 cores, 8 threads each Amitabha Banerjee of the Performance Group wrote 4 blog articles about improving OpenSolaris performance on Intel's "Nehalem" processor. Nehalem is the codename for Inte...

Where's the Crypto Libraries?

One thing's that not immediately apparent when using OpenSolaris crypto functions is where are the crypto libraries? The OpenSolaris Cryptographic Framework API is based on thePKCS#11 industry standard from RSA Laboratories.However, the PKCS#11 crypto libraries aren't shown by...

Upgrading Sendmail to Postfix on Solaris

Life is too short for Sendmail! Background No Sendmail wizards! This article is about upgrading ancientSendmail email server software withPostfix. About a year ago I upgraded my OpenSUSE-based web/file/dns/ntp/mail server to OpenSolaris.That has worked out for the most...

Optimizing OpenSolaris With Open Source

alt="Fannie Mae, Golden Retriever puppy" height="120" width="160" border="0" />Our Golden Retriever puppy, Fannie Mae For the past year or so I've been optimizing OpenSolaris encryption on x86-64bit systems using open source software.The open source I used is hand-coded amd64...