[CentOS] pcscd

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Nov 29 22:20:32 UTC 2010

Todd Denniston wrote:
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote, On 11/22/2010 02:21 PM:
>> Anyone working with/using it? One thing that's driving me nuts is that
>> it keeps spitting garbage into the logs (card absent or mute!!!). I just
>> tried editing /etc/init.d/pcscd - there's *no* way to pass parms from
>> the config file - and set the logging level to --error, and it's still
>> it.
>> Clues for the poor, to shut it up?
> Did you try --critical ??

No, I haven't. I was hoping for something useful in the logs that might
help me on other things.
> Did someone make the mistake of having both pcsc and openct loaded on the
> same machine?

Um, say *wha*? My manager told me to load both. I've got pcsc-lite,
pcsc-lite-libs, and openct. I can read the card, but when I stick it into
a reader, it brings up two windows, one after the other: the first wants
the phone home URL, and I tell it close, and then the one to "manage smart
cards". It should not phone home.
> Did someone load ctapi-cyberjack with out having one of those readers? [I

> BTW if the card reader thinks there is a card, but pcscd can't establish
> communication with the card then that is an error or critical.  IIRC you
> get the messages like you showed when pcscd thinks there should be a
card physically
> present.

Hmmm... it does show problems: card not transacted: 612.
> Does anyone use a smart card with the machine?
> * If yes, ask your question over on the muscle list, which is where the
> fellow who maintains pcsc
> hangs out and he may have some incantation for you.
> http://lists.drizzle.com/mailman/listinfo/muscle
Thanks. My manager did get it working on his machine (FC, now 14). I may
have to rebuild sshd with smartcard support, *if* I can find the source.
> Hope this helps.

It leads to questions I didn't know to ask. Thanks!


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