[CentOS] escd daemon

Fri Oct 12 20:26:33 UTC 2012
Denniston, Todd A CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane <todd.denniston at navy.mil>

esc can let you look at your card in ways that are similar to what firefox->edit->prefrences->advanced->encryption can, except it is 
more limited, 
not as reliable (for instance right now FF is seeing my card details, but esc is not), 
and is more annoying (i.e. pops up in your way *every* time the card insertion is detected).

My standard thing to do with esc is `yum remove esc`.
every time I see it get installed on machines I use, I hope that it has finally got something I want, but in the RHEL 5.X series it has not.

 Todd - "Mr. admin *_why_* did you reinstall that!?"

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-----Original Message-----
From: m.roth at 5-cent.us [mailto:m.roth at 5-cent.us]
Sent: Thu 10/11/2012 09:15
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] escd daemon
Helmut Drodofsky wrote:
> Sorry, I had searched linux esc with the result:
> Definition: ESCD: Extended System Configuration Data (BIOS, PNP)=-O
> I have never used smart cards and I will not handle smart cards.

I must be missing something - for smart cards, you need pcscd, and
probably openct, opensc, ccid....

       mark "why would you think I need to know this...?"