CMEncrypt - Send Encrypted Payload

NAME  SYNOPSIS  DESCRIPTION  OPTIONS  ARGUMENTS  INTERNALS  REFERENCES  EXAMPLES  DISCLAIMER  SEE ALSO  CREDITS 

NAME

CMEncrypt - Send Encrypted Payload

SYNOPSIS

CMEncrypt [options] [device] [device] [...]

DESCRIPTION

Transmit a file over powerline using CM_ENCRYPTED_PAYLOAD messages. This program tests and demonstrates proper (or improper) message routing but does not support encrypted transmission. All payloads are sent unencrypted at this time.

OPTIONS

-A status

The AVLN Status. This indicates the current association status and capabilities of the sending station. Permitted values are 0 through 255 but only value 0 through 5 and 8 are recognized by the firmware. Values may be entered in decimal, hexadecimal or binary format. Hexadecimal value are prefixed with "0x" or "0X". Binary values are prefixed with "0b" or "0B". The default is 0.

-f file

The name of the payload file. File content may be text or binary and forms the payload of one or more messages. Payloads are transmitted unencrypted when PID is 4 and PEKS is 15 which is default.

-K PEKS

The Payload Encryption Key Select. This value indicates the key used to encrypt the payload. Permitted values are 0 through 15. Values may be entered in decimal, hexadecimal or binary format. Hexadecimal value are prefixed with "0x" or "0X". Binary values are prefixed with "0b" or "0B".. The default is 15 for "No Encryption".

-P PID

The Protocol Identifier. This value detemines how the payload is interpreted by powerline devices. Permitted values are 0 through 4. The default is 4 for "HLE Protocol".

-v

Print incoming and outgoing Ethernet frames in hex dump format on stdout.

-?,--help

Print program help summary on stdout. This option takes precedence over other options on the command line.

-?,--version

Print program version information on stdout. This option takes precedence over other options on the command line. Use this option when sending screen dumps to Atheros Technical Support so that they know exactly which version of the Linux Toolkit you are using.

ARGUMENTS

device

The Media Access Control (MAC) address of a remote host, not a powerline device. Addresses are 6 hexadecimal octets optionally separated by colon. For example, the addresses "00b052000001", "00:b0:52:00:00:01" and "00b052:000001" are all valid and equivalent. For convenience, the symbolic address "local" resolves to "00:b0:52:00:00:01" and the symbolic addresses "all" and "broadcast" both resolve to "ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff".

INTERNALS

This program lets the user specify some CM_ENCRYPTED_PAYLOAD fields but not others. The following are fields that the user cannot specify. The program automatically computes these values.

PRN

The Protocol Run Number. This is a random number used to distinguish between runs having the same protocol. This program uses the system time variable.

UUID

The Universally Unique Identifier. This program uses the left-most 16 bytes of the SHA256 digest for the payload.

REFERENCES

Consult the HomePlug AV Specification or Atheros Firmware Technical Reference Manual for more information.

EXAMPLES

The following example transmits file myfile.txt to host 00:85:73:00:94:01 in unecrypted format because that is the program default. The remote address is required and refers to the ultimate recipient, not the local device.

# CMEncrypt -f myfile.txt 00:85:73:00:94:01 The next example does the same but specifies the program defaults. Observe that operands can be expressed in decimal, binary or hexadecimal format.

# CMEncrypt -f myfile.txt -A 0 -P 0b0100 -K 0x0F 00:85:73:00:94:01

DISCLAIMER

Atheros HomePlug AV Vendor Specific Management Message structure and content is proprietary to Qualcomm Atheros, Ocala FL USA. Consequently, public information is not available. Qualcomm Atheros reserves the right to modify message structure or content in future firmware releases without any obligation to notify or compensate users of this program.

SEE ALSO

None.

CREDITS

Charles Maier


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