NAME¶mandos-monitor - Text-based GUI to control the Mandos server.
DESCRIPTION¶mandos-monitor is an interactive program to monitor and control the operations of the Mandos server (see mandos(8)).
PURPOSE¶The purpose of this is to enable remote and unattended rebooting of client host computer with an encrypted root file system. See the section called “OVERVIEW” for details.
OVERVIEW¶This is part of the Mandos system for allowing computers to have encrypted root file systems and at the same time be capable of remote and/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 a TLS key; each client has one unique to it. The server sends the clients an encrypted password. The encrypted password is decrypted by the clients using a separate OpenPGP key, and the password is then used to unlock the root file system, whereupon the computers can continue booting normally.
This program is used to monitor and control the Mandos server. In particular, it can be used to approve Mandos clients which have been configured to require approval. It also shows all significant events reported by the Mandos server.
KEYS¶This program is used to monitor and control the Mandos server. In particular, it can be used to approve Mandos clients which have been configured to require approval. It also shows all significant events reported by the Mandos server.
Table 1. Global Keys
|?, F1||Show help|
|l, D||Toggle log window|
|w, i||Toggle log window line wrap|
|v||Toggle verbose logging|
|Up, Ctrl-P, k||Move up a line|
|Down, Ctrl-N, j||Move down a line|
|PageUp, Meta-V, b||Move up a page|
|PageDown, Ctrl-V, SPACE, f||Move down a page|
Table 2. Client List Keys
|R, _, Ctrl-K||Remove client|
|s||Start checker for client|
|S||Stop checker for client|
|C||Force a successful check for this client.|
BUGS¶This program can currently only be used to monitor and control a Mandos server with the default D-Bus bus name of
Please report bugs to the Mandos development mailing list: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (subscription required). Note that this list is public. The developers can be reached privately at <email@example.com> (OpenPGP key fingerprint 153A 37F1 0BBA 0435 987F 2C4A 7223 2973 CA34 C2C4 for encrypted mail).
EXAMPLE¶This program takes no options:
SECURITY¶This program must be permitted to access the Mandos server via the D-Bus interface. This normally requires the root user, but could be configured otherwise by reconfiguring the D-Bus server.
SEE ALSO¶intro(8mandos), mandos(8), mandos-ctl(8)
COPYRIGHT¶Copyright © 2010-2019 Teddy Hogeborn, Björn Påhlsson
This manual page is part of Mandos.
Mandos is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Mandos is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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