[dm-crypt] dm-crypt / LUKS FAQ monthly posting

Arno Wagner 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".
> Wth...
> 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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