pcscd

pcscd(1)                           PCSC Lite                          pcscd(1)



NAME
       pcscd - PCSC Lite resource manager daemon

SYNTAX
       pcscd [-v]

DESCRIPTION
       The PCSC daemon is used to dynamically allocate/deallocate smartcard
       reader drivers at runtime and manage conections to the readers.

       At least one reader driver must be available for PCSC daemon to
       operate. See http://www.linuxnet.com for a list of available reader
       drivers.

       Serial port connected drivers must be declared in the config file
       /etc/reader.conf, and pcscd must be restarted to recognize a new
       reader.

       The format of the file /etc/reader.conf is as follows:

              FRIENDLYNAME <Descriptive name>
              DEVICENAME <Short name>
              LIBPATH <Location of the driver library>
              CHANNELID <Hexadecimal channel identificator>

       Channel identificator meaning is dependant on the reader driver.
       However most serial readers follow this convention:

              0x0103F8 - /dev/ttyS0 (COM1)
              0x0102F8 - /dev/ttyS1 (COM2)
              0x0103E8 - /dev/ttyS2 (COM3)
              0x0102E8 - /dev/ttyS3 (COM4)

       USB readers must be installed under /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers. There is no
       need to edit the file /etc/reader.conf for USB readers.

OPTIONS
       -v     Output version information and exit.

FILES
       /etc/reader.conf : Reader configuration file
       /etc/init.d/pcscd : pcscd startup script


EXAMPLES
       /usr/sbin/pcscd
       /usr/sbin/pcscd -v

AUTHORS
       This manual page was written by Carlos Prados <cprados@debian.org>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

SEE ALSO
       formaticc(1)



Debian GNU/Linux                  1.0.2.beta5                         pcscd(1)