Disk encryption on a headless box?

krad kraduk at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 09:58:16 UTC 2010

On 9 December 2010 04:52, 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?
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Probably worth noting that the latest version of zfs has encryption built
in. This isnt available to bsd yet, but i guess theres a good chance it will
be in the next few months as a patch. Might take a (big) bit longer to hit
stable though

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