Index of /distribution/util/fetch-crl
fetch-crl - the Certificate Revocation List retrieval tool
The fetch-crl utility will retrieve certificate revocation lists (CRLs) for
a set of installed trust anchors, based on crl_url files or IGTF-style info
files. It will install these for use with OpenSSL, NSS or third-party tools.
For more extensive information about fetch-crl3, please look on the web at:
Usage: fetch-crl [-c|--config configfile] [-l|--infodir path]
[--cadir path] [-s|--statedir path] [-o|--output path] [--format @formats]
[-T|--httptimeout seconds] [-p|--parallelism n]
[-a|--agingtolerance hours] [-r|--randomwait seconds]
[-v|--verbose] [-h|--help] [-q|--quiet] [-d|--debug level]
-c | --config path
Read configuration data from path, default: /etc/fetch-crl.conf
-l | --infodir path
Location of the trust anchor meta-data files (crl_url or info),
Location of the trust anchors (default to infodir)
-s | --statedir path
Location of the historic state data (for caching and delayed-warning)
-T | --httptimeout sec
Maximum time in seconds to wait for retrieval or a single URL
-o | --output path
Location of the CRLs written (global default, defaults to infodir
Format(s) in which the CRLs will be written (openssl, pem, der, nss)
-v | --verbose
Become more talkative
-q | --quiet
Become really quiet (overrides verbosity)
-p | --parallelism n
Run up to n parallel trust anchor retrieval processes
-a | --agingtolerance hours
Be quiet for up to hours hours before raising an error. Until
the tolerance has passed, only warnings are raised
-r | --randomwait seconds
Introduce a random delay of up to seconds seconds before starting
any retrieval processes
-h | --help
This help text
The fetch-crl3 tool has built-in defaults that are suitable for 'grid' setups,
where trust anchors are installed in /etc/grid-security/certificates. It will
usually do what you want, if you use OpenSSL-like applications.
If you want, you can tune fetch-crl in a myriad of ways, by setting any of the
flags or options in the configuration file. This configuration file is looked
for in "/etc/fetch-crl.conf" by default, but an alternative location can be
specified with the "-c" command-line option.
Please look at the web site or in the example configuration file for more
explanation of the various configuration settings.
CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Fetch-crl3 is a complete re-write of the utility, but of course owes to the
extensive experience and contributions made over time by the contributors to
fetch-crl 1.x and 2.x, and to the people that reported bugs and feature
The original fetch-crl was developed for the acclaimed EU DataGrid project by
Fabio Hernandez and many significant contributions were made by Steve Traylen.
Fetch-crl3 was developed by David Groep, mainly for enjoyment, with the help
of large quantities of coffee and Spa Rood, and minimal quantities of sleep.
This work is part of the research programme of the Dutch Foundation for
Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), which is financially supported by the
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
This work is part of the programme of BiG Grid, the Dutch e-Science Grid,
which is financially supported by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor
Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific
Please send suggestions, bugs and feature requests (and certainly patches)
to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Thanks a lot for your help!
Copyright 2010-2014 David Goep
National Institute for Sub-Atomic Physics, FOM-Nikhef
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