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PCSCD(8)							    PC/SC Lite								  PCSCD(8)

pcscd - PC/SC Smart Card Daemon SYNOPSIS
pcscd [options] OPTIONS
-a, --apdu log APDUs and SW using the debug method (see --debug). -c, --config file Specifies the file file as an alternate location for /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf. -f, --foreground Runs pcscd in the foreground and sends log messages to stderr instead of syslog(3). -d, --debug use the lowest log level. Any log message of this level or above will be sent to stderr or syslog(3) depending on the use of --fore- ground. --info use info log level. This is the default log level. --error use error log level. --critical use critical log level. The log levels are ordered as: debug < info < error < critical. Use a log level l will log this level and all the levels above it. -h, --help Displays information about the pcscd command line -v, --version Displays the program version number -H, --hotplug Ask pcscd to rescan the USB buses for added or removed readers and re-read the /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf file to detect added or removed non-USB readers (serial or PCMCIA). DESCRIPTION
pcscd is the daemon program for pcsc-lite. It is a resource manager that coordinates communications with smart card readers and smart cards and cryptographic tokens that are connected to the system. It allows applications to access smart cards and readers using the winscard API but without knowing details of the card or reader. pcscd coordinates the loading of drivers for card readers. SERIAL SMART CARD READER DRIVERS
Smart card reader drivers are placed in the /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers directory. Each driver is simply an .so file. pcscd locates the driver using the /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf file. See the reader.conf(5) manual page for more information. Drivers are available at USB SMART CARD READER DRIVERS
USB smart card reader drivers are located in /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers directory as a bundle. You shall not add a USB driver in /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf file. FILES
/etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf : Reader configuration file /var/run/pcscd/ : process id of the running pcscd /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers : directory containing bundles for USB drivers SEE ALSO
bundleTool(8), reader.conf(5), syslog(3) AUTHORS
David Corcoran <> and Ludovic Rousseau <> Muscle January 2007 PCSCD(8)

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PCSC(3pm)						User Contributed Perl Documentation						 PCSC(3pm)

Chipcard::PCSC - Smart card reader interface library SYNOPSIS
my $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC(); @ReadersList = $hContext->ListReaders (); $hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states, $timeout); $apdu = Chipcard::PCSC::array_to_ascii(@apdu); @apdu = Chipcard::PCSC::ascii_to_array($apdu); $hContext = undef; DESCRIPTION
The PCSC module implements the Chipcard::PCSC class. Objects of this class are used to communicate with the PCSC-lite daemon (see pcscd(1) for more information). PC/SC represents an abstraction layer to smart card readers. It provides a communication layer with a wide variety of smart card readers through a standardized API. A PCSC object can be used to communicate with more than one reader through Chipcard::PCSC::Card objects. Please read Chipcard::PCSC::Card for extended information on how to talk to a smart card reader. A PCSC object uses the following property: "$pcsc_object->{hContext}" the context returned by the pcsc library CONSTRUCTORS
The following methods can be used to construct a PCSC object: o $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC($scope, $remote_host); o $scope is the scope of the connection to the PC/SC daemon. It can be any of the following: $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_SCOPE_USER (not used by PCSClite); $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_SCOPE_TERMINAL (not used by PCSClite); $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_SCOPE_SYSTEM Services on the local machine; $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_SCOPE_GLOBAL Services on a remote host. o $remote_host is the host name of the remote machine to contact. It is only used when $scope is equal to $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_SCOPE_GLOBAL. A null value means localhost. o $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC($scope); This method is equivalent to: $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC($scope, 0); o $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC(); This method is equivalent to: $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC($Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_SCOPE_SYSTEM, 0); CONSTRUCTION FAILURE
Chipcard::PCSC constructors return an "undef" value when the object can not be created. $Chipcard::PCSC::errno can be used to get more information about the error. (See section "ERROR HANDLING" below for more information) Chipcard::PCSC METHODS Here is a list of all the methods that can be used with a PCSC object. o hContext->ListReaders( $group ); This method returns the available readers in the given $group. If omitted, $group defaults to a null value meaning "all groups". Please note that as of this writing, $group can safely be omitted as it is not used by PCSClite. The return value upon successful completion is an array of strings: one string by available reader. If an error occurred, the undef value is returned and $Chipcard::PCSC::errno should be used to get more information about the error. (See section "ERROR HANDLING" below for more information). The following example describes the use of ListReaders: $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC(); die ("Can't create the PCSC object: $Chipcard::PCSC::errno ") unless (defined $hContext); @ReadersList = $hContext->ListReaders (); die ("Can't get readers' list: $Chipcard::PCSC::errno ") unless (defined($ReadersList[0])); $, = " "; print @ReadersList . " "; o $hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states, $timeout); The method "$hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states, $timeout)" uses a reference to a list of hashes. # create the list or readers to watch map { push @readers_states, ({'reader_name'=>"$_"}) } @ReadersList; @StatusResult = $hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states); The keys of the hash are: 'reader_name', 'current_state', 'event_state' and 'ATR'. To detect a status change you have to first get the status and then copy the 'event_state' in the 'current_state'. The method will return when both states are different or a timeout occurs. @StatusResult = $hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states); foreach $reader (@readers_states) { $reader->{current_state} = $reader->{event_state}; } @StatusResult = $hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states); o $hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states); This method is equivalent to: $hContext->GetStatusChange(@readers_states, 0xFFFFFFFF); The timeout is set to infinite. o $apdu_ref = Chipcard::PCSC::ascii_to_array($apdu); The method "Chipcard::PCSC::Card::Transmit()" uses references to arrays as in and out parameters. The "Chipcard::PCSC::ascii_to_array()" is used to transform an APDU in ASCII format to a reference to an array in the good format. Example: $SendData = Chipcard::PCSC::ascii_to_array("00 A4 01 00 02 01 00"); o $apdu = Chipcard::PCSC::array_to_ascii($apdu_ref); This method is used to convert the result of a "Chipcard::PCSC::Card::Transmit()" into ASCII format. Example: $RecvData = $hCard->Transmit($SendData); print Chipcard::PCSC::array_to_ascii($RecvData); ERROR HANDLING
All functions from PCSC objects save the return value in a global variable called $Chipcard::PCSC::errno. This variable therefore holds the latest status of PCSC. It is a double-typed magical variable that behaves just like $!. This means that it both holds a numerical value describing the error and the corresponding string. The numerical value may change from a system to another as it depends on the PCSC library... Here is a small example of how to use it: $hContext = new Chipcard::PCSC(); die ("Can't create the PCSC object: $Chipcard::PCSC::errno ") unless (defined $hContext); In case the last call was successful, $Chipcard::PCSC::errno contains the "SCARD_S_SUCCESS" status. Here is a list of all possible error codes. They are defined as read-only variables with in the PCSC module: $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_S_SUCCESS $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_CANCELLED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_CANT_DISPOSE $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_CARD_UNSUPPORTED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_DUPLICATE_READER $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_INVALID_ATR $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_INVALID_HANDLE $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_INVALID_PARAMETER $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_INVALID_TARGET $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_INVALID_VALUE $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_NO_MEMORY $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_NO_SERVICE $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_NO_SMARTCARD $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_NOT_READY $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_NOT_TRANSACTED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_PCI_TOO_SMALL $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_PROTO_MISMATCH $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_READER_UNAVAILABLE $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_READER_UNSUPPORTED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_SERVICE_STOPPED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_SHARING_VIOLATION $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_SYSTEM_CANCELLED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_TIMEOUT $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_UNKNOWN_CARD $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_UNKNOWN_READER $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_E_UNSUPPORTED_FEATURE $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_W_REMOVED_CARD $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_W_RESET_CARD $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_W_UNPOWERED_CARD $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_W_UNRESPONSIVE_CARD $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_W_UNSUPPORTED_CARD PCSClite users will also be able to use the following (PCSClite specific) codes: $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_INSERTED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_REMOVED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_RESET $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_SCOPE_GLOBAL In addition, the wrapper defines: $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_P_ALREADY_CONNECTED $Chipcard::PCSC::SCARD_P_NOT_CONNECTED SEE ALSO
pcscd(1) manpage has useful information about PC/SC lite. Chipcard::PCSC::Card manpage gives information about how to communicate with a reader and the smart card inside it. COPYRIGHT
(C) Lionel VICTOR & Ludovic ROUSSEAU, 2001-2004, GNU GPL (C) Ludovic ROUSSEAU, 2005-2008, GNU GPL AUTHORS
/ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Lionel VICTOR <> <> Ludovic ROUSSEAU <> perl v5.14.2 2010-10-27 PCSC(3pm)
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