Finally: Login via SSH authentication with OpenPGP smart card & 100% Free Software PCMCIA reader

Alex Hudson home at
Tue Feb 14 09:25:38 UTC 2006


On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 08:50 +0100, Harald Welte wrote:
> JFYI: The predecessor CardMan 4000 is available for very little money
> (immediate purchase for ~ 12 EUR).  from various eBay sellers.  One
> Vendor in particular (comcurrent, alles4pc) has told me in personal mails
> that he can deliver huge quantities of this end-of-life product.

That's very cheap.

> However, the cm4000 (unlike the cm4040) is not a CCID device, and
> therfore Werners' quick hack for adding pcmcia support to his CCID
> driver will not work.

Ok, assume I don't know anything about smart cards :D

CCID == the interface?

If the cm4000 uses a different style of interface, does that mean that
GnuPG cannot use the keys on the card without someone hacking in

Or is it a different problem?



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