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Re: Encrypted home directory

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 09:46:30PM +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:15:23 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote
> > The other reason to _not_ encrypt the system directories is so that
> > system files can be easily mmapped into memory.
> How would encrypting the system directories prevent you from doing that?

Yes, I'm wrong about this.  I thought the ESSIV scheme used made it so
that you couldn't just decrypt an arbitrary block (without decrypting
previous blocks), but that's not actually the case.


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