Smartcard device support?

Bruce M Simpson bms at
Fri Sep 24 08:50:36 PDT 2004

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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