geli keys

Victor Sudakov sudakov at
Sun Oct 24 10:15:02 UTC 2010


The geli(8) man page suggests initializing a geli provider with a
random keyfile (geli init -K). It also asks for a passphrase by default.

What happens if a provider is initialized without the -K option, just
with a passphrase? Will there be no encryption? Encryption will be

Thanks in advance for any input.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at

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