|-n||Create the file|
|-d||Delete given identity from the store|
|Specifies file that holds identity/pass-phrase pairs|
pfstore is used to create and manage files that hold identity/pass-phrase pairs. It is primarily used to manage the owampd.pfs file for owampd.
If the -d option is not specified, then pfstore prompts the caller for a pass-phrase. The pass-phrase is hex-encoded and saved in the pfsfile with the associated identity. If the given identity already exists in the pfsfile, the previous pass-phrase is overwritten with the new one.
pfsfiles generated by pfstore are formatted for use with OWAMP.
pfstore generates lines of the format:
An identity, followed by whitespace, followed by a variable-length hex-encoded pass-phrase.
No other text is allowed on these lines; however, comment lines may be added. Comment lines are any line where the first non-white space character is #.
pfstore -f /usr/local/etc/owampd.pfs testuser
Adds a pass-phrase for the identity testuser. The user is prompted for a pass-phrase. If the file does not exist, an error message will be printed and no action will be taken. pfstore -f /usr/local/etc/owampd.pfs -n testuser Creates the file before doing the same as above. If the file already exists, an error message will be printed and no action will be taken. pfstore -f /usr/local/etc/owampd.pfs -d testuser Deletes the identity testuser from the pfsfile. If the file does not exist, an error message will be printed and no action will be taken.
The pass-phrases in the pfsfile are not encrypted in any way; they are simply hex-encoded. The security of these pass-phrases is completely dependent upon the security of the filesystem and the discretion of the system administrator.
identity names are restricted to 80 characters.
owping(1), owampd(1), owampd(1) and the http://e2epi.internet2.edu/owamp web site.
This material is based, in part, on work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. ANI-0314723. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
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