Re: Encrypted filesystem

Andrew E. Mileski (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 23:58:03 +73900 (EST)

> Because of inane U.S. export restrictions, cryptographic software can't be
> exported from the United States. This is the main reason we don't have
> cryptographic filesystem support in the kernel, I understand, particularly
> since Linus will be moving to the U.S. soon.

A crypto fs does exist. See the Loop interface docs. It uses either
IDEA or DES, and you need to be in North America to obtain the source.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team