Disk encryption on a headless box?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 06:11:58 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Andre Goree <andre at drenet.homelinux.net>wrote:

> I was looking at encrypting my data on a headless server I have, and found
> a
> good tutorial using ZFS+geli.  Easy enough to setup, but one thing I just
> realized is that I wouldn't be able to enter the passphrase on the server
> since I keep it headless.
> I wonder if there is some type of encryption I can use that does not
> require
> entering a passphrase.  For example, perhaps I can set it up in a way that
> it'll automatically read from certain files on a thumb drive?

GELI has both man pages and handbook entries.  Those should typically be
your first line of questioning.

Adam Vande More

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