Since all the major Linux distributions adopted Systemd as their init system, they progressively became more and more similar to each other. Void Linux is an exception: it was written from scratch entirely by volunteers, uses Runit as its init system and service manager, and, as its name may suggest, it was designed with simplicity in mind.
LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) is the de facto standard encryption method used on Linux-based operating systems. As we saw in previous tutorials, when we want a partition or raw disk encrypted using LUKS to be automatically unlocked at boot, we need to enter a dedicated line into the /etc/crypttab file. Doing so, we are prompted to provide the encryption password interactively. This is quite straightforward on laptop or desktop machines, but how can we unlock a volume on an headless server? One solution is to use dropbear to get ssh access at an early boot stage, in the initramfs, in order to provide the volume password.