NAME [Toc] [Back]
keyserv - server for storing private encryption keys
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
keyserv [ -d ] [ -D ] [ -n ]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
keyserv is a daemon that is used for storing the private encryption
keys of each user logged into the system. These encryption keys are
used for accessing secure network services such as NIS+.
Normally, root's key is read from the file /etc/.rootkey when the
daemon is started. This is useful during power-fail reboots when no
one is around to type a password.
Options [Toc] [Back]
-d Disable the use of default keys for nobody.
-D Run in debugging mode and log all requests to keyserv.
-n Root's secret key is not read from /etc/.rootkey. Instead,
keyserv prompts the user for the password to decrypt root's
key stored in the publickey database and then stores the
decrypted key in /etc/.rootkey for future use. This option is
useful if the /etc/.rootkey file ever gets out of date or
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
keyserv was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
FILES [Toc] [Back]
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
keylogin(1), keylogout(1), publickey(4).
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