Re: Encrypted filesystem

Andrew G. Morgan (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 11:00:02 -0800 (PST)

Stephan Meyer wrote:
> I live in Munich, Germany.

Mmm, the last thing I heard, the German Govt. was talking about adopting the
French laws on Crypto.. Did anything come of this?

> It's my understanding that the IDEA algorithm is copyrighted, but free to
> use for noncommercial applications. Is that right? That way, we probably
> couldn't include something like that in the kernel source tree.
> Is there a strong but secure algorithm? (I do not trust DES :)

What about Blowfish? Schnier's algorithm is free for any use:

> Please excuse, if this sounds like newbie-sh*t. I would be willing to
> invest a considerable amount of work into a *secure* non-DES filesystem.

Would you be providing it as a patch against 2.0.xx or 2.1.xx or BOTH?



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