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       ods-hsmspeed - OpenDNSSEC HSM speed tester


       ods-hsmspeed [-c config] -r repository [-i iterations] [-s keysize] [-t threads]


       The  ods-hsmspeed utility is part of OpenDNSSEC and can be used to test the performance of
       the configured HSMs.

       The components of OpenDNSSEC do not talk directly  to  the  HSMs,  but  uses  an  internal
       library called libhsm. It then talks to the HSMs using PKCS#11.  The libhsm simplifies the
       process of creating keys and signatures for the other components of OpenDNSSEC.

       ods-hsmspeed will measure the speed by using the  libhsm.  The  result  that  you  get  is
       somewhat  lower  than  what  the  manufactures  promises,  because the libhsm creates some
       overhead to the pure PKCS#11 environment.


       -c config
              Path to an OpenDNSSEC configuration file.

              (defaults to /etc/opendnssec/conf.xml)

       -i iterations
              Specify the number of  iterations  for  signing  an  RRset.   A  higher  number  of
              iterations will increase the performance.

              (defaults to 1 iteration)

       -r repository
              The speed test will be performed on this repository.

       -s keysize
              A temporary RSA key with the given keysize will be used for signing.

              (defaults to 1024 bit)

       -t threads
              The  number  of  threads  to  use.  Most HSMs will be utilized better with multiple

              (defaults to 1 thread)


       ods-control(8),  ods-enforcerd(8),  ods-enforcer(8),   ods-hsmutil(1),   ods-kaspcheck(1),
       ods-signer(8), ods-signerd(8), ods-timing(5), ods-kasp(5), ods-hsmspeed(1), opendnssec(7),


       ods-hsmspeed was written by Jakob Schlyter and Nominet as part of the OpenDNSSEC project.