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SubjectRe: ISO/IEC 7811 driver for Magnetic Cards.
There is no reason for that to be in the kernel.

Priyaranjan Das <> wrote:

>Hi Peter,
>On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM, H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
>> On 02/04/2013 09:08 PM, Priyaranjan Das wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I am working on a Magnetic Card driver which would support ISO/IEC
>>> 7811 standard for track data. Can anyone tell me if such an
>>> implementation is available in existing kernel or not? I am
>>> looking for code that implements the ISO/IEC 7811 standard or any
>>> similar standards.
>> You have to write a driver for whatever reader/writer you are using.
>A lot
>> of them simply show up as a USB HID (i.e. a keyboard) and thus don't
>> any driver at all.
>Thanks for your reply!
>However my question was more of related to ISO/IEC 7811 standard, As
>this is the format of the data read from the magnetic card. I wish to
>know whether any such module is there in the Linux kernel currently
>which works to decode the data as per as these ISO standards.
>For e.g,
>The first track read from a magnetic card could be as per below
>standard format :
>Track 1, Format :
>Start sentinel — one character (generally '%')
>Format code="B" — one character (alpha only)
>Primary account number (PAN) — up to 19 characters. Usually, but not
>always, matches the credit card number printed on the front of the
>Field Separator — one character (generally '^')
>Name — two to 26 characters
>Field Separator — one character (generally '^')
>Expiration date — four characters in the form YYMM.
>Service code — three characters
>Discretionary data — may include Pin Verification Key Indicator (PVKI,
>1 character), PIN Verification Value (PVV, 4 characters), Card
>Verification Value or Card Verification Code (CVV or CVC, 3
>End sentinel — one character (generally '?')
>Longitudinal redundancy check (LRC) — it is one character and a
>validity character calculated from other data on the track.

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