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NAME

       tcsd - daemon that manages Trusted Computing resources

SYNOPSIS

       tcsd [-f]

DESCRIPTION

       Trousers is an open-source TCG Software Stack (TSS), released under the
       Common Public License. Trousers aims to be compliant with the current
       (1.1b) and upcoming (1.2) TSS specifications available from the Trusted
       Computing Group website: http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org.

       tcsd is a user space daemon that should be (according to the TSS spec)
       the only portal to the TPM device driver. At boot time, tcsd should be
       started, it should open the TPM device driver and from that point on,
       all requests to the TPM should go through the TSS stack. The tcsd
       manages TPM resources and handles requests from TSP’s both local and
       remote.

       -f     run the daemon in the foreground

ACCESS CONTROL

       There are two types of access control for the tcsd, access to the
       daemon’s socket itself and access to specific commands internal to the
       tcsd. Access to the tcsd’s port should be controlled by the system
       administrator using firewall rules.  If using iptables, the following
       rule will allow a specific host access to the tcsd:

       # iptables -A INPUT -s $IP_ADDRESS -p tcp --destination-port 30003 -j
       ACCEPT

       Access to individual commands internal to the tcsd is configured by the
       tcsd configuration file’s "remote_ops" directive. Each function call in
       the TCS API is reachable by a unique ordinal.  Each labeled "remote op"
       actually defines a set of ordinals (usually more than one) necessary to
       accomplish the operation. So, for example, the "random" operation
       enables the ordinals for opening and closing a context, calling
       TCS_StirRandom and TCS_GetRandom, as well as TCS_FreeMemory. By
       default, connections from localhost will allow any ordinals.

DATA FILES

       TSS applications have access to 2 different kinds of ’persistant’
       storage. ’User’ persistant storage has the lifetime of that of the
       application using it and therefore is destroyed when an application
       exits.  User PS is controlled by the TSP of the application.  ’System’
       persistent storage is controlled by the TCS and stays valid across
       application lifetimes, tcsd restarts and system resets. Data registered
       in system PS stays valid until an application requests that it be
       removed. User PS files are by default stored as /var/tpm/user.{pid} and
       the system PS file by default is /var/tpm/system.data.  The system PS
       file is initially created when ownership of the TPM is first taken.

CONFIGURATION

       tcsd configuration is stored by default in /etc/tcsd.conf

DEBUG OUTPUT

       If TrouSerS has been compiled with debugging enabled, the debugging
       output can be supressed by setting the TSS_DEBUG_OFF environment
       variable.

DEVICE DRIVERS

       tcsd is compatible with the IBM Research TPM device driver available
       from http://www.research.ibm.com/gsal/tcpa and the TPM device driver
       available from http://sf.net/projects/tmpdd

CONFORMING TO

       tcsd conforms to the Trusted Computing Group Software Specification
       version 1.1 Golden

SEE ALSO

       tcsd.conf(5)

AUTHOR

       Kent Yoder

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <trousers-tech@lists.sf.net>