HCSECD.CONF(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual HCSECD.CONF(5)


hcsecd.conf — hcsecd(8) configuration file


The hcsecd.conf file is the configuration file for the hcsecd(8) Bluetooth link keys/PIN codes management daemon.

The hcsecd.conf file is a free-form ASCII text file. It is parsed by the recursive-descent parser built into hcsecd(8). The file may contain extra tabs and newlines for formatting purposes. Keywords in the file are case-sensitive. Comments may be placed anywhere within the file (except within quotes). Comments begin with the ‘#’ character and end at the end of the line.


The hcsecd.conf file consists of a list of device entries. Each device entry defines a link key or PIN code for a remote Bluetooth device. Each remote Bluetooth device is identified by its unique BD_ADDR.

The device entry

device { option argument; [

option argument; ] }

The following section describes all supported options and arguments.

bdaddr BD_ADDR

Specify remote device BD_ADDR for the entry.

name device_name

Specify user friendly name for the entry. Name is a string in straight double quotes.

key link_key

Specify link key for the entry. Link key is hexadecimal string up to 32 characters in length starting with ‘0x’.

key nokey

Specify no link key for the entry.

pin PIN_code

Specify PIN code for the entry. PIN code is a string up to 16 characters in length in straight double quotes.

pin nopin

Specify no PIN code for the entry.


A sample hcsecd.conf file:

# Default entry is applied if no better match found
# It MUST have 00:00:00:00:00:00 as bdaddr
device {
bdaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00;
name "Default entry";
key nokey;
pin nopin;

# Ericsson T68 phone
device {
bdaddr 00:80:37:5e:4d:d4;
name "Ericsson T68 phone";
key nokey;
pin "0000"; # PIN code

# Dummy device
device {
bdaddr 00:11:22:33:44:55;
name "Dummy";
key 0x00112233445566778899aabbccddeeff; # 16 bytes key
pin nopin;




Maksim Yevmenkin 〈m_evmenkin@yahoo.com〉

MidnightBSD 0.3 May 26, 2003 MidnightBSD 0.3