[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD Crypto Disk Question

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Fri Jan 12 02:13:50 EST 2007

Hi All,

On Jan 11, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Okan Demirmen wrote:

>>> I'm wondering this:
>>> Is there any reliable way to make an encrypted volume on OpenBSD on
>>> the fly?  (like on FreeBSD, using disk images (file-backed memory
>>> disks).
>>> I've got a stock 4.0 install on a box, and now want to stuff some
>>> data on an encrypted volume.
>> On OpenBSD, I think this is svnd(4), which is prepared with  
>> vnconfig(8).
>>   AFAIR, it does only Blowfish encryption.
> yup - and it is reliable (which seemed to be your listed requirement).

Thanks everyone for the replies!  svnd(4) and vnconfig(8) seem to be  
the combo I was looking for, and oh, I guess I can bear to deal with  
blowfish (/sigh).

(For clarity, just kidding there- blowfish is delightfully  
appropriate for my uses).


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