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key_decryptsession, key_encryptsession, key_setsecret, key_gendes,
key_secretkey_is_set - interfaces to rpc keyserver daemon
int key_decryptsession(char *remotename,
int key_encryptsession(char *remotename,
int key_gendes(des_block *deskey);
int key_setsecret(char *key);
The functions here are used within the RPC's secure authentication
There should be no need for user programs to
use this functions.
uses the (remote) server netname and takes the DES key
It uses the public key of the server and the
secret key associated with the effective UID of the calling process.
is the inverse of
It encrypts the DES keys with the public key of the server and
the secret key associated with the effective UID of the calling process.
is used to ask the keyserver for a secure conversation key.
is used to set the key for the effective UID of the calling process.
can be used to determine whether a key has been
set for the effective UID of the calling process.
These functions return 1 on success and 0 on failure.
Note that we talk about two types of encryption here.
One is asymmetric using a public and secret key.
The other is symmetric, the
These routines were part of the Linux/Doors-project, abandoned by now.
This page is part of release 3.74 of the Linux
A description of the project,
information about reporting bugs,
and the latest version of this page,
can be found at
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