[nycbug-talk] encrypt home space
unixenigma at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 10 13:07:36 EST 2004
One more thing I forgot to mention.
In OpenBSD I did the following to encrypt swap fs
from console you can write:
# sysctl -w vm.swapencrypt.enable=1
Or edit your /etc/sysctl.conf to enable this feature
--- michael <lists at genoverly.net> wrote:
> 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:
> There is also an article for little usb thumb
> 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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