GnuPG smart card && geli
mfv at bway.net
Sun May 21 13:31:09 UTC 2017
> On Sun, 2017-05-21 at 09:53 Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
>On Sat, 20 May 2017 16:56:36 -0400, mfv via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2017-05-19 at 18:07 RW via freebsd-questions
>> > <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> >On Fri, 19 May 2017 12:15:14 -0400
>> >mfv wrote:
>> >> Is it possible to automatically read a password/passfile during
>> >> boot up from a USB memory stick without geli? If so, how?
>> >I've never tried mounting geli partitions at boot time but I would
>> >image you could do it by mounting the stick from fstab and passing
>> >the appropriate flag in rc.conf.
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>> Hello RW,
>> Thanks for this useful suggestion. It seems feasible for my skill
>> I know enough of FreeBSD to edit fstab but am not clear about the
>> specific settings in rc.conf.
>I think this pointer is related to the "mount early" and "mount late"
>mechanisms. The distinction can be made with the "late" option in
>/etc/fstab, and "boot time" ("mount early") is the opposite. ;-)
>> As I am not interested in using geli I looked
>> in /etc/defaults/rc.conf for an appropriate setting but could not
>> find anything that could be used. Did I miss something? If not,
>> does that mean I have to roll my own rc script and place it
>> in /usr/local/etc/rc.d?
>A custom rc.d-style script would provide good contron over _when_
>the mount operation should take place. If you want to mount something
>after normal system startup, you can use /etc/rc.local for scripting.
Hello Polytropon and Matthias,
Thanks to Matthias for raising this issue and to Polytropon for these
additional tips. Will now delve into a better understanding of the
boot process and rc.d scripts.
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