Introduction to keyutils
Keyutils is a set of utilities for managing the key retention
facility in the kernel, which can be used by filesystems, block
devices and more to gain and retain the authorization and
encryption keys required to perform secure operations.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/keyutils
Installation of keyutils
Install keyutils by running the
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
make NO_ARLIB=1 install
NO_ARLIB=1: This make flag
disables installing the static library.
keyctl, key.dns_resolver, and
is to control the key management facility in various ways
using a variety of subcommands.
is invoked by request-key on behalf
of the kernel when kernel services (such as NFS, CIFS and
AFS) need to perform a hostname lookup and the kernel
does not have the key cached. It is not ordinarily
intended to be called directly.
is invoked by the kernel when the kernel is asked for a
key that it doesn't have immediately available. The
kernel creates a temporary key and then calls out to this
program to instantiate it. It is not intended to be
contains the keyutils library API instantiation.
Last updated on 2016-01-24 02:01:02 -0600