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Old 11-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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benefit of mounting luks encrypted partition at boot

Hello all,

I would like to start by saying I know how to create a luks encrypted partition, and also having it automount on boot (with and without asking for passphrase at boot)

My question is this: The entire purpose of luks encryption is to force a passphrase in order to mount (more security)

If I were to do a luksAddKey and have the partition automount at boot without requesting a passphrase... is the partition still more secure than a non-encrypted partition?

Otherwise it seems as if putting a luks encrypted partition in the fstab is a terrible idea, unless you're always infront of the console, and not remote...

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Unless the device containing the keyfile is itself encrypted (which would require someone to be available to unlock that device), there would be essentially zero added security.
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That's what I thought. Thank you for clarifying.


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