[dm-crypt] Master key question

Sven Eschenberg sven at whgl.uni-frankfurt.de
Thu Dec 20 08:03:16 CET 2012


No, the key supplied during luksFormat is the initial skot-0 key. The
masterkey is generated or can alternativly be supplied on the same command
line.

This is covered in the man page (as well as the FAQ AFAIK).

Quote from man page:
luksFormat <device> [<key file>]
Initializes a LUKS partition and  sets  the  initial  passphrase
(for  key-slot  0), either via prompting or via <key file>.

Regards

-Sven

On Thu, December 20, 2012 05:47, David Li wrote:
> Is the master key the key used in luksFormat?
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