[Dshield] Requiring a key-pair to mount a volume

Jean-Pierre Schwickerath dshield at hilotec.net
Sat Dec 17 11:29:54 GMT 2005



> Like many folks, I use a USB thumb drive and was wondering if there  
> was a way of allowing it to mount only on machines that had the  
> appropriate half of a PKI pair, or requiring a passphrase to unlock a 
> keypair in order to mount the drive.
> 
> The object would be to prevent someone mounting the drive on their  
> machine if I lost it.

I would encrypt the filesystem and store the key on the machines you
want the device to be mounted on. 


Regards, 
Jean-Pierre


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