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Date:      Fri, 24 Sep 2004 15:50:36 -0000
From:      Bruce M Simpson <>
Cc:        PicoBSD List <freebsd-small@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Smartcard device support?
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In-Reply-To: <"from gunther">
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I looked at IBM's OpenCryptoki briefly, but it only supports Linux. Also,
it seems that it requires a drop-in 'STDLL' to be written for each device.

It might be possible to do something similar to SSH by hacking ssh-agent to
be tied to a removable medium.


On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 05:33:18PM -0500, Gunther Schadow wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if it isn't time to roll out smart card use a bit more
> aggressively. The question is: are any smart card devices useable
> with FreeBSD? Let's say for enabling IPsec associations with racoon
> (X509 cert on smartcard instead of a file on disk.) Only if smartcard
> is in the box will the IPsec connection work. Of course my constraint
> is cost of hardware. So is there any cheap stuff around?
> thanks for any hint,
> -Gunther

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