[nycbug-talk] encrypt home space
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Fri Dec 10 12:17:08 EST 2004
I wanted to create an encrypted home and swap space on my laptop. In
case it is ever lifted... you know. I have FreeBSD on my laptop.
I started by revisiting Roland Dowdeswell: NetBSD crypto disk.
I found cfs in ports:
then checked Dan's diary and found an article from
many years ago: http://www.freebsddiary.org/encrypted-fs.php
There is also an article for little usb thumb drives:
The Handbook has a chapter on gbde:
"Unlike cumbersome encryption methods that encrypt only individual
files, gbde transparently encrypts entire file systems. No cleartext
ever touches the hard drive's platter."
I really liked Roland's talk. I may be wrong but, cgd seems NetBSD
specific. Because of that, I'm leaning toward gbde. Has anyone tried
something similar to what I'm talking about?
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