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SubjectRe: Encrypted filesystem under Linux.
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On Wed, 8 Apr 1998, Dave Wreski wrote:

> > Forgive me if this is a FAQ, however I did read through the FAQ and it
> > seems a bit dated on the subject.
>
> The VPN mini-howto at sunsite (which will hopefully be a full-blown HOWTO
> soon, to be co-authored by yours truly). Is that the one your talking
> about?

Sorry, I should've been clearer. I meant the FAQ for this mailing list.
It mentions CFS, but that is rather dated.

> > Are there plans to incorporate an encrypted file system into the kernel?
>
> No, as with other forms of encryption, due to US government regulations..

Pity that some countries (including my own) are so anal retentive on the
subject. =P I was reading through part of the archive for this list and
found some mention of using the loop device for encryption. Has that been
terminated?

> > If there isn't any "official" development planned, are there plans to
> > incorporate something like TCFS?
>
> Yes, TCFS is currently implemented (to what degree, I'm not sure). You
> can find it at http://edu-gw.dia.unisa.it/tcfs/. You can find CIPE at
> http://www.inka.de/~bigred/devel/cipe.html

It would seem that I'll have to go with TCFS then. =)

> You can also find a few good RPMs at ftp.replay.com, which is outside the
> US.

Thanks, I'll take a look at them.

Regards,
Kevin

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