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Re: [Xen-users] PKCS#11 passthrough for Smartcards


As far as I am aware this isn't supported - it would require a
paravirtualised backend to be possible. I think I have seen you
request it a few times and noone is yet to reply. You could try the
xen-devel list to see if anyone has been working on one but once
again, I doubt it.
Have you had any luck with KVM or the other hypervisors? This seems
like a much more "desktop" feature so you might be better off looking
at a less server consolidation oriented hypervisor if that makes


On 11 May 2011 23:34,  <J.Witvliet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Someone mentioned today to me, that the "competing virtualisation product"
> is capable of doing PKCS-forwarding towards a virtual client.
> So, my question here, does XEN supports PKCS-passthrough?
> As i also need my smartcard locally (on the hypervisor), i can not use
> neither pci nor usb-forwarding….
> Hans
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