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NAME

       reader.conf - configuration file for pcscd readers' drivers

DESCRIPTION

       The  /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf file contains configuration information for serial and
       (some) PCMCIA smart card readers.

       USB readers SHALL NOT be configured using this file.   pcscd  uses  another  mechanism  to
       automatically load USB drivers.

SYNTAX

       The  /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf is a regular text file. Each reader must be defined by
       four fields:

        FRIENDLYNAME     TEXT_STRING
        DEVICENAME       FILENAME
        LIBPATH          FILENAME
        CHANNELID        NUMBER

       The "FRIENDLYNAME" field is an arbitrary text used to identify the reader.  This  text  is
       displayed  by  commands  like  pcsc_scan(1) that prints the names of all the connected and
       detected readers.

       The "DEVICENAME" field was not used for old drivers (using the IFD handler version 2.0  or
       earlier).  It is now (IFD handler version 3.0) used to identify the physical port on which
       the reader is connected. This is the device name of this port. It is dependent of  the  OS
       kernel. The first serial port device is called /dev/ttyS0 under Linux and /dev/cuaa0 under
       FreeBSD.

       The "LIBPATH" field is the filename of the driver code. The driver is a dynamically loaded
       piece of code (generally a drivername.so*file).

       The  "CHANNELID"  is  no  more  used  for  recent  drivers  (IFD handler 3.0) and has been
       superseded by "DEVICENAME". If you have an old driver this field is used to  indicate  the
       port  to use. You should read your driver documentation to know what information is needed
       here. It should be the serial port number for a serial reader.

EXAMPLE

        # Gemplus GemPCTwin reader with serial communication
        # connected to the first serial port
        FRIENDLYNAME      "GemPCTwin serial"
        DEVICENAME        /dev/ttyS0
        LIBPATH           /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers/serial/libccidtwin.so.0.4.1
        CHANNELID         1

DEBUGGING

       In order to set up your /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf file correctly you may want to have
       debug  messages  from  pcscd.   I recommend you to start pscsd in the foreground and debug
       mode using:
        # pcscd --foreground --debug

       If everything seems OK you can use the pcsc_scan command to print the  list  of  correctly
       detected readers and try to get the ATR of your smart cards.

AUTHOR

       Ludovic Rousseau <ludovic.rousseau@free.fr>

SEE ALSO

       pcscd(8), pcsc_scan(1)