Provided by: mandos-client_1.8.15-1_amd64 bug


       splashy - Mandos plugin to use splashy to get a password.




       This program prompts for a password using splashy_update(8) and outputs any given password
       to standard output. If no splashy(8) process can be found, this program will immediately
       exit with an exit code indicating failure.

       This program is not very useful on its own. This program is really meant to run as a
       plugin in the Mandos client-side system, where it is used as a fallback and alternative to
       retrieving passwords from a Mandos server.

       If this program is killed (presumably by plugin-runner(8mandos) because some other plugin
       provided the password), it cannot tell splashy(8) to abort requesting a password, because
       splashy(8) does not support this. Therefore, this program will then kill the running
       splashy(8) process and start a new one, using “boot” as the only argument.


       This program takes no options.


       If exit status is 0, the output from the program is the password as it was read.
       Otherwise, if exit status is other than 0, the program was interrupted or encountered an
       error, and any output so far could be corrupt and/or truncated, and should therefore be


       cryptsource, crypttarget
           If set, these environment variables will be assumed to contain the source device name
           and the target device mapper name, respectively, and will be shown as part of the

           These variables will normally be inherited from plugin-runner(8mandos), which might
           have in turn inherited them from its calling process.

           This behavior is meant to exactly mirror the behavior of askpass, the default password


           This is the command run to retrieve a password from splashy(8). See splashy_update(8).

           To find the running splashy(8), this directory will be searched for numeric entries
           which will be assumed to be directories. In all those directories, the exe entry will
           be used to determine the name of the running binary and the effective user and group
           ID of the process. See proc(5).

           This is the name of the binary which will be searched for in the process list. See


       Killing splashy(8) and starting a new one is ugly, but necessary as long as it does not
       support aborting a password request.

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       Note that normally, this program will not be invoked directly, but instead started by the
       Mandos plugin-runner(8mandos).

       This program takes no options.



       If this program is killed by a signal, it will kill the process ID which at the start of
       this program was determined to run splashy(8) as root (see also the section called
       “FILES”). There is a very slight risk that, in the time between those events, that process
       ID was freed and then taken up by another process; the wrong process would then be killed.
       Now, this program can only be killed by the user who started it; see plugin-
       runner(8mandos). This program should therefore be started by a completely separate
       non-privileged user, and no other programs should be allowed to run as that special user.
       This means that it is not recommended to use the user "nobody" to start this program, as
       other possibly less trusted programs could be running as "nobody", and they would then be
       able to kill this program, triggering the killing of the process ID which may or may not
       be splashy(8).

       The only other thing that could be considered worthy of note is this: This program is
       meant to be run by plugin-runner(8mandos), and will, when run standalone, outside, in a
       normal environment, immediately output on its standard output any presumably secret
       password it just received. Therefore, when running this program standalone (which should
       never normally be done), take care not to type in any real secret password by force of
       habit, since it would then immediately be shown as output.


       intro(8mandos), plugin-runner(8mandos), proc(5), splashy(8), splashy_update(8)


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