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Re: TPM unusable for DRM

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: TPM unusable for DRM
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 09:33:20 -0500

On Thu, 2006-11-09 at 14:04 +0100, Colbus Emmanuel wrote:
> > 3. Local software can perform these operations, refusing to decrypt
> > content unless an acceptable endorsement is provided by the TPM.
> That's one of the points I never understood... So far I know, on x86,
> there is no instruction which makes it possible to call the tpm device
> from userspace.
> So my first question is : how does the local software has to proceed, in
> order to check that the endorsement key he got from the kernel was
> really provided by the TPM?

Good questions. I initially thought they were straightforward, and then
realized that using all of this was tricky.

I'm going to need to look into this before I can give you a sensible


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