N00bie questions about encrypted file systems.

Peter Connolly psconnolly at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 00:25:44 UTC 2007

eCryptFS.  Nice article in Linux Journal:

On 6/12/07, Dean S. Messing <deanm at sharplabs.com> wrote:
> I'm about to travel to a "sensitive" part of the world and want to
> quickly encrypt selected directories and file systems in a transparent
> way just in case.  I know nothing about this and don't have time to
> look carefully into it since I leave very soon.
> Is there an easy way to do this so that the filesystems and
> directories "act normally" after boot.  (Kernel based encryption?)
> Preferably I give it a password at boot time and then it
> automagically acts like it always has.
> One linux FS is /ddriv which holds all my non-system Windows related
> files (.doc, .ppt) for Windows XP (which runs as a guest in VMware).
> It is accessed from Windows via a Vmware "shared folder." Is Vmware
> smart enough to work properly with the encrypted FS.  (I suppose if it's
> Kernel based, the answer is "yes")
> Will the same method work for both filesystems and directories that
> are not filesystems?
> Thanks.
> Dean
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