Re: Encrypted filesystem

Niels Provos (
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 10:27:57 +0100 (NFT)

On Fri, 31 Jan 1997, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:

> 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.
The standard sources which come with the loop device and mount have
according to Ian Goldberg quite some problems with the encryption keys. If
I recall correctly your pass phrase could be so long but only the first
few bytes were used. Anyway those things are fixed in his patches and you
get stegangraphy as bonus. The patches are quite small and wouldnt
encoumber the kernel IMHO more as it is already.

Niels Provos =8)

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