I thought about that when I first looked at the datasheet for the ENC624J600 - it has a built-in cryptographic offload engine, but a) I suspect that's probably biting off a bit more than I could chew, b) it seems to be a moderate pain to actually use, and c) looking at the errata, a big chunk of it is actually unusably broken. So much for that idea.Oh yes, A/ROSE is one of those "so far ahead of its time" ideas. I'ver always fancied the idea of building a smart NIC for Macs possibly using A/ROSE with TLS offload, or something - but I'm not competent to. So. One can dream.