Project Release Information
The D-Bus property se.recompile.Client.LastCheckerStatus has been added to Server and is used in mandos-monitor to fix a display logic bug. Client bugs in the example "bridge" network hook have been fixed.
This release removes the recently added D-Bus signal "se.recompile.Mandos.NewRequest"; its implementation was buggy and its utility questionable.
This version includes the intro(8mandos) manual page, which was missing since the migration from the README file in version 1.4.0.
This release makes D-Bus properties settable again
and handle checkers for disabled clients
In the client, this release fixes a message about "rmdir: Directory not empty". In the server, it adds a special extra time extension when a client receives a password, so default timeout values have now been tightened. There are new D-Bus properties and new D-Bus bus and interface names to reflect a domain name change.
The Mandos system allows computers to have encrypted root file systems and at the same time be capable of remote or unattended reboots. The computers run a small client program in the initial RAM disk environment which will communicate with a server over a network. All network communication is encrypted using TLS. The clients are identified by the server using an OpenPGP key that is unique to each client. The server sends the clients an encrypted password. The encrypted password is decrypted by the clients using the same OpenPGP key, and the password is then used to unlock the root file system.