This is silly. I shouldn't have to replace my hardware to support a
feature I will not use...

I shame Netgate for such an artificial limitation...

Thank you for the information.

On 02/15/2018 12:20 PM, Eero Volotinen wrote:
> Well:
>
> https://www.netgate.com/blog/pfsense-2-5-and-aes-ni.html so we are talking
> about 2.5 not 3.x ?
>
> "While we’re not revealing the extent of our plans, we do want to give
> early notice that, in order to support the increased cryptographic loads
> that we see as part of pfSense verison 2.5, pfSense Community Edition
> version 2.5 will include a requirement that the CPU supports AES-NI. On
> ARM-based systems, the additional load from AES operations will be
> offloaded to on-die cryptographic accelerators, such as the one found on
> our SG-1000 <https://www.netgate.com/products/sg-1000.html>. ARM v8 CPUs
> include instructions like AES-NI
> <https://www.arm.com/files/downloads/ARMv8_Architecture.pdf> that can be
> used to increase performance of the AES algorithm on these platforms."
>
>
> Eero
>
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 7:18 PM, Edwin Pers <ep...@ansencorp.com> wrote:
>
>> I believe I read somewhere that the new version that requires aes-ni will
>> be 3.x, and they plan to continue the 2.x line alongside it, as 3.x will be
>> a major rewrite
>>
>>
>> -Ed
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: List [mailto:list-boun...@lists.pfsense.org] On Behalf Of Eero
>> Volotinen
>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:14 PM
>> To: Kyle Marek <pspps...@gmail.com>
>> Cc: pfSense Support and Discussion Mailing List <list@lists.pfsense.org>
>> Subject: Re: [pfSense] Configs or hardware?
>>
>> Well. Next version of pfsense (2.5) will not install into hardware that
>> does not support AES-NI, so buying such hardware is not wise ?
>>
>> Eero
>>
>>
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