[nycbug-talk] OpenBSD Crypto Disk Question

Roland Dowdeswell elric at imrryr.org
Mon Jan 15 12:41:36 EST 2007

On 1168555039 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Ray Lai wrote:
>On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 05:26:20PM -0500, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
>> Isaac Levy 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.
>While having more choices would be nice, please don't read that as
>"blowfish is insecure."

Make sure that you use -K rather than -k or your encrypted volume will
be vulnerable to offline dictionary attacks rather trivially.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://www.Imrryr.ORG/~elric/

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