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From: Claudia Neumann (dr.claudia.neumanngmx.de)
Date: Sun May 30 2010 - 11:26:56 CDT
I send your answer to Kobil as they asked me to do that. Perhaps they can
I could deliver a pcsc-log with the proprietary libs for the Cherry ST-2052
which can read KVKs. Would that help?
Am Sonntag Mai 30 2010 schrieb Martin Preuss:
> On Sonntag 30 Mai 2010, Claudia Neumann wrote:
> > Am Sonntag Mai 30 2010 schrieb Andreas Jellinghaus:
> > > Am Samstag 29 Mai 2010, um 15:13:12 schrieb Ludovic Rousseau:
> > > old german KVK are memory cards. not sure if/how pcsc-lite and ccid
> > > support that.
> That's what I wrote a few days ago (although my mail to the list seems to
> have gotten lost).
> I remember SCM having extra libraries on top of PC/SC using special
> SCardControls for accessing memory cards (with special functions for each
> type of memory card, like i2c cards etc).
> Also, I remember early Kobil readers and drivers which required the
> application to select a special DF on the card (even though the card
> doesn't really have DFs, but such a command switched the reader into a
> special mode which which allowed for reading of KV cards).
> AFAIK that was required for the process of getting those readers certified
> for use by German health professionals. In that special mode cards can only
> be read but not written. Without this special mode those readers blocked
> commands to the card.
> Maybe something like this is still implemented into the firmware of those
> readers. OTOH even the connection to such cards fails nowadays while it
> worked at least a few years ago.
> I used to access KV cards with a Kobil Kaan Advanced USB from within
> libchipcard while it had its own resource manager (today libchipcard just
> uses PC/SC). I was able to connect the card by cycling through a list of
> protocols until the card was responsive. However, my last test a few weeks
> ago was unsuccessful. Since I didn't change the firmware of the reader
> something else must have changed...
> So basically the Kobil Kaan Advanced USB *is* in fact able to connect such
> cards, it seems to be a matter of the surrounding software (driver and
> > I have implemented a lib for card readers that I can directly access
> > through a device. Don't understand yet how I could do something like
> > that with pcsc-lite. Is there a profund documentation? Or could I use the
> > Windows header files und libraries with pcsc-lite?
> That wouldn't do you any good, I believe. As soon as the card is connected
> you can use e.g. SCardControls from part 10 (e.g. READER_DIRECT, UNIVERSAL
> etc) which are designed exactly for the purpose of allowing a CTAPI-like
> access to the reader. But that's only *after* you get to connect the
> Or maybe you could just connect the reader in direct mode and then use the
> part 10 commands. Maybe the reader allows for KV card connection while in
> that mode (since it was introduced by Kobil and others chiefly for exactly
> that type of access). However, I guess Kobil will know more about that.
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