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NAME

       ekeydctl - Entropy Key Daemon Control tool

SYNOPSIS

       ekeydctl  add  DeviceNode  |addall  KeyDirPath  |list |remove Identifier |stats Identifier
       |keyring KeyRingFile |shutdown

DESCRIPTION

       ekeydctl is a tool which interacts with the ekeyd using a local unix domain socket.

OPTIONS

       add DeviceNode
              Add an Entropy Key to be managed by the ekeyd daemon. The argument  is  the  device
              node of the key e.g. /dev/entropykey/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

       addall DevicePath
              Add  a number of Entopy Keys to be managed by the ekeyd daemon. The argument is the
              path to a directory containing the device nodes to be added e.g. /dev/entropykey

       list   List all the entropy keys attached to the ekeyd daemon.

       remove Identifier
              Remove an Entropy Key from management by the ekeyd daemon. The argument may be  the
              device  node,  the  serial number of the key or the numeric ID as shown in the list
              command.

       stats Identifier
              Show statistics for an Entropy Key. The argument may be the device node, the serial
              number of the key or the numeric ID as shown in the list command.

       keyring Keyring
              Re-load keyring entries from a keyring file. The argument is to a keyring file. Any
              existing connections will not be affected.

       shutdown
              Shut the entropy key daemon down.

STATISTIC VARIABLES

       The stats command produces a list of  key  and  value  pairs.  Each  variable  gives  some
       information about the selected Entropy Key.

       BytesRead
              The total number of bytes read from the Entropy Key device.

       BytesWritten
              The total number of bytes written to the Entropy Key device.

       ConnectionNonces
              The number of session key nonces issued by the host software.

       ConnectionPackets
              The number of packets recived from the Entropy Key device.

       ConnectionRekeys
              The number of session re-keying events.

       ConnectionResets
              The number of times the Entropy Key device has been reset by the host software.

       ConnectionTime
              The  number  of  seconds  the  Entropy  Key  device  has been connected to the host
              software.

       EntropyRate
              The number of bits per second of entropy from the Entropy Key.

       FipsFrameRate
              The number of FIPS frames generated per second by the Entropy Key.

       FrameByteLast
              The byte offset of the last valid frame.

       FramesOk
              The number of valid frames recived from the Entropy Key.

       FramingErrors
              The number of framing errors.

       KeyDbsdShannonPerByteL
              The estimated number of shannons per byte from the left generator after debiasing.

       KeyDbsdShannonPerByteR
              The estimated number of shannons per byte from the right generator after debiasing.

       KeyEnglishBadness
              Human-readable explanation of any 'badness' state on the device.

       KeyRawBadness
              The raw badness token (if any) from the device.

       KeyRawShannonPerByteL
              The estimated number of shannons per byte from the left generator before debiasing.

       KeyRawShannonPerByteR
              The estimated  number  of  shannons  per  byte  from  the  right  generator  before
              debiasing.

       KeyRawShannonPerByteX
              The  estimated  number  of shannons per byte from the exclusive orred output of the
              generators before debiasing.

       KeyShortBadness
              Machine-readable reason for any 'badness' state on the device.

       KeyTemperatureC
              The internal temperature in Celsius of the Entropy Key.

       KeyTemperatureF
              The internal temperature in Fahrenheit of the Entropy Key.

       KeyTemperatureK
              The internal temperature in Kelvin of the Entropy Key.

       KeyVoltage
              The internal supply voltage of the Entropy Key.

       PacketErrors
              The number of packet level errors.

       PacketOK
              The number of correct packets.

       ReadRate
              The number of bits per second being read from the Entropy Key.

       TotalEntropy
              The total number of bytes read from the Entropy Key.

       WriteRate
              The number of bits per second being written to the Entropy Key.

SEE ALSO

       ekeyd(8)

AUTHOR

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                                          19th July 2009                              ekeydctl(8)