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Method For Invoking Cryptographic Capability In A Storage Subsystem

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066788D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Shomler, RW [+details]

Abstract

A method and means for defining and invoking a cryptographic encoding/ decoding capability in a storage subsystem utilizing a fixed block extent architecture. The method comprises the steps of defining and transmitting cryptographic keys from a central processing unit (CPU) to a storage subsystem over one or more accessing channels, and associating a specific key with the data transfer requested by an accessing channel program.