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 keyserv(1M)							 keyserv(1M)




 NAME
      keyserv - server for storing private encryption keys

 SYNOPSIS
      keyserv [ -d ] [ -D ] [ -n ]

 DESCRIPTION
      keyserv is a daemon that is used for storing the private encryption
      keys of each user logged into the system.	 These encryption keys are
      used for accessing secure network services such as NIS+.

      Normally, root's key is read from the file /etc/.rootkey when the
      daemon is started.  This is useful during power-fail reboots when no
      one is around to type a password.

    Options
      -d      Disable the use of default keys for nobody.

      -D      Run in debugging mode and log all requests to keyserv.

      -n      Root's secret key is not read from /etc/.rootkey.	 Instead,
	      keyserv prompts the user for the password to decrypt root's
	      key stored in the publickey database and then stores the
	      decrypted key in /etc/.rootkey for future use.  This option is
	      useful if the /etc/.rootkey file ever gets out of date or
	      corrupted.

 FILES
      /etc/.rootkey

 AUTHOR
      keyserv was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 SEE ALSO
      keylogin(1), keylogout(1), publickey(4).



















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