Ron Blizzard wrote, On 07/30/2010 05:16 PM:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Todd Denniston
> <Todd.Denniston@tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil> wrote:
>> Best use for LVM I have seen...
>> Reducing the number of times you need to enter the LUKS pass phrase to once per boot, i.e., one LUKS
>> containing an LVM of / and Swap so that the system can boot with one entry of the pass phrase and if
>> you then have other partitions, such as an independent /home, /etc/crypttab can be used (with
>> appropriately constructed and protected cryptpassphrase files).
> At this point I don't even know what a LUKS pass phrase is -- is this
> something I'm liable to run into on a home desktop computer?
Depends on how much you value not letting other folks at your data, with out your permission after
you have properly powered down the machine.
LUKS is used with encrypted partitions/filesystems. I have only used it at the partition level.
It is most easily setup at install time, because anaconda gets the incantations correct for you.
Suggested further reading:
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter
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