# dd if=/dev/random of=/mnt/key bs=1024 count=512
# geli init -e aes -l 256 -s 4096 -P -B -K /mnt/key ad0
big_girl wrote:And regarding a 14 character passphrase, given that there are 26 letters on your keyboard, each has upper and lowercase, plus 10 numbers, then there's a bunch of other symbols, you've got maybe 80 possible choices for each of the 14 characters. Guessing by chance (brute force) leaves your problem as "80 choose 14" which has more than 10^15 possibilities. Love to see that get cracked...social engineering is way cheaper.
big_girl wrote:I'm hesitant to use encrypted USB keys just b/c it adds another point of failure to what is supposed to be a failsafe ZFS array if you lose your keys (I'm not willing to keep 5 USB sticks around just in case).
social engineering is way cheaper.
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