several GPG smartcards connected at the same time

NdK ndk.clanbo at
Tue Aug 9 08:57:26 CEST 2016

Il 09/08/2016 02:39, NIIBE Yutaka ha scritto:

> Currently, this configuration is not supported by scdaemon.  I don't
> know any portable technical solution (supporting GNU/Linux, Windows,
> and MacOS X, etc.) to handle multiple card readers (and/or cards)
> simultaneously by a single application.
Isn't it what PKCS#11 is for?
If GnuPG supported PKCS#11 it would open a whole new world, like the
ability to use generic cards.
IMVHO "fixing" GnuPG to handle multiple cards and readers would actually
create something really similar to PKCS#11...


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