SIM card read/write [was Re: SIM Card Copy]
arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Tue Nov 27 14:28:34 CET 2007
Chris Hessing wrote, on 27/11/07 05:14:
> I have done a little bit of work with SIM cards in Linux. You should
> check out the PCSC project. It isn't the easiest thing to get running,
> but it can read and write data to/from SIM cards. (Assuming you have a
> reader it supports. I have a Towitoko Chipdrive, and a Cardman 6020
> that it works with. I have also gotten in to work with the SIM card
> slots on the Dell D620 notebook.) I have used these libraries to
> implement EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA functionality in XSupplicant.
but the links to products that specifically mentioned SIM cards seemed
to be dead )-:.
>> There are also cheap USB SIM readers, and I got the impression that
>> they could write to the card as well. So I got one on ebay. The
>> software that came with it (only for Windows) could only read the
>> card. I wish there was a Linux alternative, especially one that can
>> also write the contacts to the SIM. (But since the Neo itself could
>> do that, I guess it's no longer necessary.)
There is a product called SIM Manager from www.smartsilicon.com.au that
is MS-Windows only, but having bought one at a run-out sale for AUD$2 it
does read and write the phone contacts list fine under Win98SE.
Struggling to get back on topic, a USB SIM card reader/writer that works
under GNU/Linux with free specifications and drivers would be a great
complement to the NEO 1973 and successors. Would FIC be in a position to
make available such a product?
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