The keyserv utility is a daemon that is used for storing the private encryption keys of each user logged into the system. These encryption keys are used for accessing secure network services such as secure NFS.
Normally, roots key is read from the file /etc/.rootkey when the daemon is started. This is useful during power-fail reboots when no one is around to type a password.
If a client with no secret key calls keyserv, then the key of user nobody is used instead as the default key.
The following options are available: