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ncp

Section: Devices (7D)
Updated: 7 June 2006
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NAME

ncp - UltraSPARC T1 server crypto provider device driver  

DESCRIPTION

The ncp device driver is a multi-threaded, loadable hardware driver supporting hardware assisted acceleration of RSA and DSA cryptographic operations. This support is built into the UltraSPARC T1 processor.

The ncp driver requires the presence of the Solaris Cryptographic Framework to enable applications and kernel clients to access the provided services.  

CONFIGURATION

You configure the ncp driver by defining properties in /platform/sun4v/kernel/drv/ncp.conf which override the default settings. The following property is supported:

nostats Disables the generation of statistics. The nostats property may be used to help prevent traffic analysis, but this may inhibit support personnel.

 

NETWORK STATISTICS

Solaris network drivers must implement statistics variables. The ncp driver maintains the following statistics:

mauXqfull Number of times the queue for MAU X was found full when attempting to submit jobs.

mauXupdate_failure Number of submit job failures on MAU X.

mauXsubmit Number of jobs submitted to MAU X since driver load (boot).

rsapublic Total number of jobs submitted to the device for RSA public key operations.

rsaprivate Total number of jobs submitted to the device for RSA private key operations.

dsasign Total number of jobs submitted to the device for DSA signing.

dsaverify Total number of jobs submitted to the device for DSA verification.

Additional statistics may be supplied for Sun support personnel, but are not useful to Solaris users and are not doc- umented in this manpage.  

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
ArchitectureSPARC
AvailabilitySUNWcakr.v
Interface Stability Unstable

 

FILES

/platform/sun4v/kernel/drv/sparcv9/ncp

64-bit ELF kernel driver.

/platform/sun4v/kernel/drv/ncp.conf

Configuration file.

 

SEE ALSO

cryptoadm(1M), kstat(1M), prtconf(1M), attributes(5)

Solaris Cryptographic Framework --- Solaris Software Developer Collection

Solaris Security for Developer's Guide --- Solaris Software Developer Collection


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
CONFIGURATION
NETWORK STATISTICS
ATTRIBUTES
FILES
SEE ALSO

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