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ekeydctl

ekeydctl

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 19th July 2009
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NAME

ekeydctl - Entropy Key Daemon Control tool  

SYNOPSIS

ekeydctl add DeviceNode |addall KeyDirPath |list |remove Identifier |stats Identifier |keyring KeyRingFile |shutdown  

DESCRIPTION

ekeydctl is a tool which interacts with the ekeyd using a local unix domain socket.  

OPTIONS

add DeviceNode
Add an Entropy Key to be managed by the ekeyd daemon. The argument is the device node of the key e.g. /dev/entropykey/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
addall DevicePath
Add a number of Entopy Keys to be managed by the ekeyd daemon. The argument is the path to a directory containing the device nodes to be added e.g. /dev/entropykey
list
List all the entropy keys attached to the ekeyd daemon.
remove Identifier
Remove an Entropy Key from management by the ekeyd daemon. The argument may be the device node, the serial number of the key or the numeric ID as shown in the list command.
stats Identifier
Show statistics for an Entropy Key. The argument may be the device node, the serial number of the key or the numeric ID as shown in the list command.
keyring Keyring
Re-load keyring entries from a keyring file. The argument is to a keyring file. Any existing connections will not be affected.
shutdown
Shut the entropy key daemon down.
 

STATISTIC VARIABLES

The stats command produces a list of key and value pairs. Each variable gives some information about the selected Entropy Key.
BytesRead
The total number of bytes read from the Entropy Key device.
BytesWritten
The total number of bytes written to the Entropy Key device.
ConnectionNonces
The number of session key nonces issued by the host software.
ConnectionPackets
The number of packets recived from the Entropy Key device.
ConnectionRekeys
The number of session re-keying events.
ConnectionResets
The number of times the Entropy Key device has been reset by the host software.
ConnectionTime
The number of seconds the Entropy Key device has been connected to the host software.
EntropyRate
The number of bits per second of entropy from the Entropy Key.
FipsFrameRate
The number of FIPS frames generated per second by the Entropy Key.
FrameByteLast
The byte offset of the last valid frame.
FramesOk
The number of valid frames recived from the Entropy Key.
FramingErrors
The number of framing errors.
KeyDbsdShannonPerByteL
The estimated number of shannons per byte from the left generator after debiasing.
KeyDbsdShannonPerByteR
The estimated number of shannons per byte from the right generator after debiasing.
KeyEnglishBadness
Human-readable explanation of any 'badness' state on the device.
KeyRawBadness
The raw badness token (if any) from the device.
KeyRawShannonPerByteL
The estimated number of shannons per byte from the left generator before debiasing.
KeyRawShannonPerByteR
The estimated number of shannons per byte from the right generator before debiasing.
KeyRawShannonPerByteX
The estimated number of shannons per byte from the exclusive orred output of the generators before debiasing.
KeyShortBadness
Machine-readable reason for any 'badness' state on the device.
KeyTemperatureC
The internal temperature in Celsius of the Entropy Key.
KeyTemperatureF
The internal temperature in Fahrenheit of the Entropy Key.
KeyTemperatureK
The internal temperature in Kelvin of the Entropy Key.
KeyVoltage
The internal supply voltage of the Entropy Key.
PacketErrors
The number of packet level errors.
PacketOK
The number of correct packets.
ReadRate
The number of bits per second being read from the Entropy Key.
TotalEntropy
The total number of bytes read from the Entropy Key.
WriteRate
The number of bits per second being written to the Entropy Key.
 
 

SEE ALSO

ekeyd(8)  

AUTHOR

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
STATISTIC VARIABLES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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