[vdr] CCID smart card interface support for sc?

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 11:22:56 CEST 2008

If I enable my subscription with my provider again, that uses irdeto2, will
it work?

On 05/10/2008, Mika Laitio <lamikr at pilppa.org> wrote:
> I though that it would mean that I could connect the card to VDR by using
>> the sc plugin, but I was wrong as sc plugin seems to only support smart
>> cards that has serial port or serial port over usb support, like phoenix
>> card readers.
>> So I think there would be 3 options
>> 1) Install newcs daemon (as it can read also CCID cards.
>> I want however avoid this as there is no sources available for
>> it.
>> 2) Create virtual serial port driver over CCID library
>> 3) Modify smartcard.c from sc plugin to support also the CCID cards.
>> Has anybody worked with items 2 or 3 earlier?
> Ok, attached is a patch for sc plugin to support CCID smart card readers.
> The patch is not originally from me but I modified it to work with sc code
> available in sc trunk.
> So far I have tested it with vdr-1.7.0 and liblianis multifrontend drivers
> with the pay channels that I have subscribed (and thus have the smart card
> key)
> I have not tested yet with s2 api version of vdr as I have still problems
> to watch even free channels with my card when using vdr-1.7.0 or 1.7.1 with
> s2 api patches in place. (and without having any plugins)
> Attachment contains the patch and in addition also the modified files in
> their final form. Code is simply using #ifdefs for places where CCID and
> serial interface differs instead of trying to abstract common c++ base class
> that both the serial and ccid implementations could inherit.
> Mika
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