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KEYSERV(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		    KEYSERV(8)

NAME
     keyserv --	server for storing private encryption keys

SYNOPSIS
     keyserv [-d] [-D] [-n] [-p	path] [-v]

DESCRIPTION
     The keyserv utility is a daemon that is used for storing the private
     encryption	keys of	each user logged into the system.  These encryption
     keys are used for accessing secure	network	services such as secure	NFS.

     Normally, root's key is read from the file	/etc/.rootkey when the daemon
     is	started.  This is useful during	power-fail reboots when	no one is
     around to type a password.

     If	a client with no secret	key calls keyserv, then	the key	of user	nobody
     is	used instead as	the default key.

     The following options are available:

     -d	     Disable the use of	default	keys for nobody.

     -D	     Run in debugging mode and log all requests	to keyserv.

     -n	     Root's secret key is not read from	/etc/.rootkey.	Instead,
	     keyserv prompts the user for the password to decrypt root's key
	     stored in the /etc/publickey database and then stores the
	     decrypted key in /etc/.rootkey for	future use.  This option is
	     useful if the /etc/.rootkey file ever gets	out of date or cor-
	     rupted.

     -p	path
	     Specify where to search for libdes.so.3.  Default is /usr/lib.

     -v	     Display status of DES support (enabled/disabled).

FILES
     /etc/.rootkey
     /usr/lib/libdes.so.3

SEE ALSO
     keylogin(1), keylogout(1),	publickey(5)

FreeBSD	9.3		      September	14, 1992		   FreeBSD 9.3

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