[PC-BSD Testing] Disk encryption issues and ... on 8.2 RC 1

Mike Bybee mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Thu Jan 13 15:23:57 PST 2011

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 4:16 PM, LinuxBSDos.com <finid at linuxbsdos.com> wrote:
> Here are few observations about disk encryption and the default
> partitioning scheme:

> 3. The system gives 3 chances to supply the correct encryption passphrase
> during system boot. I found that if the third and last attempt is
> unsuccessful, the system will drop into a console. You may view a
> screenshot of it at http://linuxbsdos.com/forum/thread-85.html
> What purpose does this serve? Is it really a good idea to give any kind of
> access if a user is unable to supply the correct passphrase?

> --
> Fini Decima
> http://LinuxBSDos.com

I'm not sure I understand the point of the question - would you
propose the system simply be stuck in a boot loop?
BIOS passwords operate more the way you're proposing, I guess.

Mike Bybee

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