Autoattach geli device but not at startup
josh at tcbug.org
Wed Nov 7 05:25:48 PST 2007
On Wednesday 07 November 2007 07:13:45 am Matthias Fechner wrote:
> I have here a setup where some backup directories are mounted
> encrypted (using geli).
> geli_ad3_flags="-k /root/backup1.key"
> But if the system must be rebooted it asks for the password before a
> network connection is available.
> The computer has no keyboard via default so it is really a pain to get
> the system up again.
> Is their a possibility to do something like that after the reboot:
> mount /mnt/backup1
> and mount starts geli and geli will ask for the passphrase?
This is one of those cases where I would alter the base system a bit. I'd
fiddle with the #REQUIRE in /etc/rc.d/geli to get it to start after sshd,
perhaps change it from initrandom to sshd. You can check to make sure the
changes are sane by running rcorder manually.
If you go this route the console will still prompt for the passphrase, but
you'll be able to ssh in and run /etc/rc.d/geli start manually, which after
it ran, would automagically run everything after it in rcorder
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