publickey - public key database
/etc/publickey is the public key database used for secure networking.
Each entry in the database consists of a network user name (which may
either refer to a user or a hostname), followed by the user's public
key (in hex notation), a colon, and then the user's secret key
encrypted with its login password (also in hex notation).
This file is altered either by the user through the chkey(1) command or
by the system administrator through the newkey(8) command. The file
/etc/publickey should only contain data on the Yellow Pages master
machine, where it is converted into the YP database publickey.byname.
SEE ALSOchkey(1), publickey(3R), newkey(8), ypupdated(8C)
19 October 1987 PUBLICKEY(5)