Solaris 10 What's New

Internet Key Exchange (IKE) Key Storage on Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 Board

This feature is new in the Software Express pilot program and in the Solaris 9 12/03 release. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.

IKE now runs on IPv6 as well as IPv4 networks. For information about keywords that are specific to the IPv6 implementation, see the ifconfig(1M) and ike.config(4) man pages.

When a Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 board is attached, IKE can offload computation-intensive operations to the board, thus freeing the operating system for other tasks. IKE can also use the attached board to store public keys, private keys, and public certificates. Key storage on a separate piece of hardware provides additional security.

For further information, see the ikecert(1M) man page.

See also the following in System Administration Guide: IP Services: