[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#430158: Bug#430158: closed by Jonas Meurer <jonas at freesources.org> (closing because of inactivity)

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Sat Feb 16 01:04:52 UTC 2008

> yes, that's the default. do you suggest to raise this default of three
> tries? I object against this suggestion, especially for security
> reasons.

I asked for a way to change it at all (without modifying files in /usr).

> why don't you just raise the retries yourself in /etc/crypttab. As
> mentioned above, infinitive retries are not supported, but you could set
> tries=9999999, and i doubt that anybody will try to input the password
> more than 9999999 times.

No problem, I just tried. I set the number of tries to 9999, updated my
initramfs and rebooted just to observe that after three tries the system
would boot. Am I missing something?


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