[dm-crypt] dm-crypt / LUKS FAQ monthly posting
arno at wagner.name
Fri Jul 2 23:14:21 CEST 2010
On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 09:06:34PM +0200, markus reichelt wrote:
> * Arno Wagner <arno at wagner.name> wrote:
> > * How can I use cryptsetup to mount loop-AES encrypted devices?
> > (By ttsiodras) With these commands:
> > sh# losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/whatever/file/or/volume
> > sh# cryptsetup -c aes-plain -h sha512 create crypted /dev/loop0
> > Enter passphrase:
> > sh# mount /dev/mapper/crypted /mnt/heaven
> > The above work for aes256 - for aes128, use "sha256".
> The user who submitted that must have been hiding under a rock quite
> some time. At best, the mentioned foo works for single-key loop-AES
> images. That's ancient, and since ages not even slightly a
> recommended loop-AES usage. Maybe he can comment on that madness?
This is from the original FAQ. I do not know how old it is, but
I did not want to drop it in case somebody has old backups
or the like done with loop-AES.
I will add a note that this may only work in some cases and is not
currently recomended loop-AES usage.
Arno Wagner, Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform., CISSP -- Email: arno at wagner.name
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