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From sameer <>
Subject Re: Apache and RSA (fwd)
Date Sun, 02 Mar 1997 23:41:08 GMT
	We're already talking to Rainbow. This guy seems to be missing
a few picees. (The driver is already done, for one thing. We're using
it internally at C2., and once they ship us the second device we'll be
using it on I'll be in touch with this guy, and fill him
in on what's going on.

> Anyone who wants to follow up, please do so, and let the list know...
> 	Brian
> --=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 02:16:35 -0800
> From: Scott Jennings <>
> To:
> Cc:,
> Subject: Apache and RSA
> I'm not sure who this should be addressed to, please forward
> appropriately.
> My name is Scott Jennings.  I own a small ISP in Northern
> California.  My father is Alan Jennings, and is one of the
> principle founders of Rainbow Technologies Inc. (RNBO on nasdaq).
> I've recently been told that Rainbow is about to market an RSA
> engine card intended to speed up secure transactions on web
> servers.  They claim it runs 10 times faster than software alone.
> I suggested to Al that a couple of these cards should find their
> way into the hands of the Apache developers for a number of reasons:
>  o  Apache could support the cards, and therefore secure transactions,
>     without any RSA code in the Apache source limiting exports.
>  o  With an open device driver for the cards, other applications
>     could also make use of it, such as PGP, tunneling software,
>     and encrypted filesystems.
>  o  With a clearly defined interface to a raw RSA engine (the
>     device driver) the door is opened for software emulation of
>     the card where the export restrictions don't apply.
> Rainbow would benefit from the drivers having been written by the
> unix community to adhere to open standards, and even the software
> emulation would benefit Rainbow, by being a stepping stone to
> much higher performance (and lower system load) with a card
> purchase.
> I often wonder how much free advertising Western Digital watchdog
> cards are getting from the Linux kernel source... I first heard
> about them there, and that's why I use them.
> I don't know what I can sell them on, but I seem to have sold my
> father, and he's the single largest shareholder.  Who in Apache
> development would be interested in these things, and how many
> should I shoot for?
> 	Scott Jennings
> 	PO Box 1199
> 	Penn Valley, CA   95946
> 	916-477-6449
> 	916-272-0799
> 	916-477-4565 (tell service to page scott)
> -- 

Sameer Parekh					Voice:   510-986-8770
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