Quick Benchmark: CBC vs GCM

In my previous post, we touched OpenVPN 2.4 and its new inclusion of GCM ciphers. SFX2000 over SNBforums reminded me to check performance in current OpenSSL. Let me share my quick and dirty benchmarks. 64-bit Sandy Bridge @2.7GHz single-thread AES-128-CBC with AES-NI $ openssl speed -evp aes-128-cbc OpenSSL 1.…

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Random Bits on OpenVPN 2.4

I upgraded syslog-ng to v3.8 on my RT-AC56U recently. Together I also took the chance to migrate Dnsmasq to 2.76 final and OpenVPN server to 2.4. All packages are from Entware-ng. The migration from built-in Asuswrt-Merlin to Entware-ng is straight forward since originally I already set both…

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