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ITP: ctapi-cyberjack-2.0.5mp - REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad/e-com USB chipcard reader driver

Hello folks,

I just filed the following ITP intended to resolve Bug #203976.

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Package: ctapi-cyberjack
Version: 2.0.5mp

Short desription:
REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad/e-com USB chipcard reader driver

Long description:
  This driver for the REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad/e-com USB
  family of chipcard readers implements the CT-API 1.1

  Depending on your particular device, the driver either
  consists of a kernel and userspace part, or is implemented
  completely in userspace.

  The following table provides an overview about the current

               Product              ProductID Kernel Userspace
  REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad USB   0x100     yes    old
  REINER SCT cyberJack e-com USB    0x100     yes    old
  REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad_a USB 0x300     no     new

  For more information about the smart card reader itself please
  visit http://www.reiner-sct.com/. There is also a shop where
  the the readers can be ordered online.

Original authors:
Matthias Brüstle
Harald Welte

Copyright (c) 2004 REINER SCT GmbH
License: LGPL

Download location:

Debian seems to be one of the few distributions without a packaged version of this driver. I intend to fix this :-).

REINER SCT mention that they're working on a Debian package in the README file. I contacted them about the package along with a dependency issue, but didn't get an answer on the packaging thing or a planned release date. As it's LGPL licensed, I think it makes sense to package it right away.

This library is needed for PKI applications using the CT-API[1] with the ReinerSCT USB card readers. I've successfully tested the lib with SecCommerce's SecSigner300 Java Applet[2], which is used by a large financial group here in Austria. In some cases, the applet commits suicide which will kill Firefox :-/. I'll debug this ASAP and ask SecCommerce to fix it. One of these cases is a running pcscd[3] - probably there's something wrong with the locking mechanism for the ttyUSBn port.

PKI is starting to fly here in Austria, as major banks, the postal service and other organizations are playing registration offices for a large certification service provider (A-Trust)[4]. Applications include of course all the bank transactions that were formerly using PINs and TANs (TransAktionsNummer, German for transaction code), signing e-mails, but also digital signatures that are legally binding according to the law.[5]

References (sorry, everything only available in German)
[1] http://www.tuvit.de/XS/c.000201/T3.CT-API/sprache.DE/SX/
[2] http://www.seccommerce.de/de/produkte/webcontrust/secsigner/secsigner.html
[3] http://packages.debian.org/testing/misc/pcscd
[4] http://www.a-trust.at/
[5] http://www.signatur.rtr.at/en/legal/sigg.html


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