[c_lug] Re: [C_LUG] Full Disk Encryption?

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From: Glen Stewart <root@...>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 07:06:00 -0500
Here's another one...


cryptmount assists system administrators in setting up encrypted filesystems 
based on the device mapper (dm-crypt) of GNU/Linux systems using a 2.6-series 
kernel. After initial setup, it allows any user to mount or unmount 
filesystems on demand, solely by providing the decryption password, with any 
system devices needed to access the filing system being configured 
automatically. A wide variety of encryption schemes (provided by the kernel 
and OpenSSL library) can be used to protect both the filing system and the 
access key. The protected filing systems can reside in either ordinary files 
or disk partitions. The package also supports encrypted swap partitions, and 
automatic configuration on system boot-up.

On Friday, November 16, 2007 6:38:57 am Glen Stewart wrote:
> Take a look at some of these:
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/cryptowizard/
> http://www.truecrypt.org/
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ngfs/
> There may be more...
> On Thursday, November 15, 2007 10:50:29 pm Greg Slade wrote:
> > What I need to know is, is there a Linux utility which can provide the
> > same features:
> >
> > - secure full disk encryption, so you cannot boot without the password,
> > and mounting the drive in another machine won't help, because
> > everything's encrypted.
> >
> > - a "back door" for the help desk to help those who have forgotten their
> > password. (In my experience, this is the single most common source of
> > help desk calls.)

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