-p with GELI

RW list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Thu Mar 2 07:53:12 PST 2006

On Wednesday 08 February 2006 20:18, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 08:56:27PM +0100, Christian Baer wrote:
> +> Hi folks!
> +>
> +> Is there some way to make GELI do the same this as GBDE does when the -p
> +> (small 'p') is used? The idea is to run GELI in a script, ask for the
> +> passphrase once and then attach, check and mount several providers with
> +> the same passphrase automatically.
> The '-p' option is gbde(8) is actually only for debug purposes, as other
> users can see it in ps(1) output (if not configured otherwise) and the
> passphrase will be logged via audit mechanism which is currenty merged
> to the tree.

Is there any work-around for this in gdbe? 

I currently use the  -p option to avoid all the typing. I'm not too worried 
about ps, but having the passphrase turn-up in a log file is a different 

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