DEFAULT_PKCS11_WHITELIST on 64-bit Linux systems

Damien Miller djm at
Fri Dec 30 12:40:53 AEDT 2016

On Wed, 28 Dec 2016, Iain Morgan wrote:

> Hello,
> On RHEL 6/amd64, the stock value for DEFAULT_PKCS11_WHITELIST is not
> very useful. On such systems, /usr/lib64/* would need to be added to the
> pattern list. Although users can specify the -P option every time they
> launch ssh-agent, it might be nice to provide a means to specify a
> default whitelist at build-time.
> It's tempting to suggest that configure should automatically supply a
> reasonable value for the whitelist based on the platform, but supporting
> an option to configure would seem to be the simpler and safer solution.
> % ./configure --with-default-pkcs11-whitelist="/usr/lib64/*'

Sounds eminently reasonable. Maybe we could make the portable default
"/usr/lib*/*,/usr/local/lib*/*" too?


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