key_decryptsession, key_encryptsession, key_setsecret, key_gendes, key_secretkey_is_set — interfaces to rpc keyserver daemon
The functions here are used within the RPC's secure authentication mechanism (AUTH_DES). There should be no need for user programs to use this functions.
key_decryptsession() uses the (remote)
server netname and takes the DES key for decrypting. It uses
the public key of the server and the secret key associated
with the effective UID of the calling process.
key_encryptsession() is the inverse of
encrypts the DES keys with the public key of the server and
the secret key associated with the effective UID of the
used to ask the keyserver for a secure conversation key.
is used to set the key for the effective UID of the calling
key_secretkey_is_set() can be used to
determine whether a key has been set for the effective UID of
the calling process.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Note that we talk about two types of encryption here. One is asymmetric using a public and secret key. The other is symmetric, the 64-bit DES.
These routines were part of the Linux/Doors-project, abandoned by now.
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Copyright 2002 walter harms (walter.harmsinformatik.uni-oldenburg.de)
Distributed under GPL
I had no way the check the functions out