ekeyd doesn't seem to recognize key

Thomas, Chris CThomas at medplus.com
Tue Oct 4 17:25:03 BST 2011

I recently received my first entropy key to test in some of our systems.
At the moment I can't see to get ekeyd to recognize that the key is
there as ekeydctl won't list it.  System is RHEL 5.6 x86_64 running on
HP ProLiant BL465c G7.  Using the default config file.  It previously
worked fine in another machine, I even tried moving keyring from the
other machine.  Details follow...  Does anyone have any suggestions?




USB device is recognized:


[root at apg016 entropykey]# lsusb

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 007 Device 002: ID 03f0:7029 Hewlett-Packard

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 20df:0001 Simtec Electronics Entropy Key

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000



ACM driver is loading:


[root at apg016 entropykey]# lsmod | grep acm

cdc_acm                48609  0



Serial device was created:


[root at apg016 entropykey]# ls -l /dev/ttyACM*

crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 166, 0 Oct  3 20:08 /dev/ttyACM0



Daemon running:


[root at apg016 entropykey]# service ekeyd status

ekeyd (pid  2273) is running...



Daemon does not see key:


[root at apg016 entropykey]# ekeydctl list




Software Installed:


[root at apg016 ~]# rpm -qa | egrep "ekey|lua"





Chris Thomas
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cthomas at medplus.com <mailto:CThomas at medplus.com>  | www.medplus.com


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