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NAME

       mandos-ctl - Control the operation of the Mandos server

SYNOPSIS

       mandos-ctl [--enable | -e
                   |--disable | -d]
                  [--bump-timeout | -b]
                  [--start-checker]
                  [--stop-checker]
                  [--remove | -r]
                  [--checker COMMAND | -c COMMAND]
                  [--timeout TIME | -t TIME]
                  [--extended-timeout TIME]
                  [--interval TIME | -i TIME]
                  [--approve-by-default
                   |--deny-by-default]
                  [--approval-delay TIME]
                  [--approval-duration TIME]
                  [--interval TIME | -i TIME]
                  [--host STRING | -H STRING]
                  [--secret FILENAME | -s FILENAME]
                  [--approve | -A
                   |--deny | -D]
                  {--all | -a | CLIENT...}

       mandos-ctl [--verbose | -v] [CLIENT...]

       mandos-ctl {--is-enabled | -V} CLIENT

       mandos-ctl {--help | -h}

       mandos-ctl {--version | -v}

DESCRIPTION

       mandos-ctl is a program to control the operation of the Mandos server mandos(8).

       This program can be used to change client settings, approve or deny client requests, and
       to remove clients from the server.

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.

OPTIONS

       --help, -h
           Show a help message and exit

       --enable, -e
           Enable client(s). An enabled client will be eligble to receive its secret.

       --disable, -d
           Disable client(s). A disabled client will not be eligble to receive its secret, and no
           checkers will be started for it.

       --bump-timeout
           Bump the timeout of the specified client(s), just as if a checker had completed
           successfully for it/them.

       --start-checker
           Start a new checker now for the specified client(s).

       --stop-checker
           Stop any running checker for the specified client(s).

       --remove, -r
           Remove the specified client(s) from the server.

       --checker COMMAND, -c COMMAND
           Set the checker option of the specified client(s); see mandos-clients.conf(5).

       --timeout TIME, -t TIME
           Set the timeout option of the specified client(s); see mandos-clients.conf(5).

       --extended-timeout TIME
           Set the extended_timeout option of the specified client(s); see mandos-
           clients.conf(5).

       --interval TIME, -i TIME
           Set the interval option of the specified client(s); see mandos-clients.conf(5).

       --approve-by-default, --deny-by-default
           Set the approved_by_default option of the specified client(s) to True or False,
           respectively; see mandos-clients.conf(5).

       --approval-delay TIME
           Set the approval_delay option of the specified client(s); see mandos-clients.conf(5).

       --approval-duration TIME
           Set the approval_duration option of the specified client(s); see mandos-
           clients.conf(5).

       --host STRING, -H STRING
           Set the host option of the specified client(s); see mandos-clients.conf(5).

       --secret FILENAME, -s FILENAME
           Set the secfile option of the specified client(s); see mandos-clients.conf(5).

       --approve, -A
           Approve client(s) if currently waiting for approval.

       --deny, -D
           Deny client(s) if currently waiting for approval.

       --all, -a
           Make the client-modifying options modify all clients.

       --verbose, -v
           Show all client settings, not just a subset.

       --is-enabled, -V
           Check if a single client is enabled or not, and exit with a successful exit status
           only if the client is enabled.

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 an OpenPGP 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 the same OpenPGP key, and the password is then used to unlock the root file
       system, whereupon the computers can continue booting normally.

       This program is a small utility to generate new OpenPGP keys for new Mandos clients, and
       to generate sections for inclusion in clients.conf on the server.

EXIT STATUS

       If the --is-enabled option is used, the exit status will be 0 only if the specified client
       is enabled.

EXAMPLE

       To list all clients:

       mandos-ctl

       To list all settings for the clients named “foo1.example.org” and “foo2.example.org”:

       mandos-ctl --verbose foo1.example.org foo2.example.org

       To enable all clients:

       mandos-ctl --enable --all

       To change timeout and interval value for the clients named “foo1.example.org” and
       “foo2.example.org”:

       mandos-ctl --timeout="5m" --interval="1m" foo1.example.org foo2.example.org

       To approve all clients currently waiting for it:

       mandos-ctl --approve --all

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-clients.conf(5), mandos-monitor(8)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2010-2011 Teddy Hogeborn, Björn Påhlsson

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