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How to Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu 8.10

Posted 03-05-2009 at 02:07 AM by sridhar11

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux.It provides advanced key management and policy features. eCryptfs stores cryptographic metadata in the header of each file written, so that encrypted files can be copied between hosts; the file will be decryptable with the proper key, and there is no need to keep track of any additional information aside from what is already in the encrypted file itself. Think of eCryptfs as a sort of “gnupgfs”.eCryptfs is...
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To Linux or not to Linux? That is the question....

Posted 03-04-2009 at 10:47 PM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)

No, I am not questioning whether I should keep using Linux (or not). What I am questioning is the wisdom of trying to get close relatives to use Linux when all they use is Windows.

When is it alright to get someone in your family to use something they have never used before?

Me? I have given up trying to get anyone close to me to use Linux. My mother jinxes any computer she touches. She installs junk (which I believe cause most of her computer problems), though when...
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A song from PeterL

Posted 03-04-2009 at 06:12 PM by garthur

A song by PeterL, click <here>.
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Digging around in the core code

Posted 03-04-2009 at 06:09 PM by softwizz

Due to a combination of misconfiguration and a buggy bootprom/kernel interface, I just spent several days digging around in the kernel bring-up code, looking for why my nominated RFS device was being ignored.

On the journey I noticed several things that may be worthy of comment (or on the other hand, maybe all of the following is well-trodden territory for the guys on here - judge for yourselves).

There is a macro __setup() which is used to link bootargs to...
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Strange linking

Posted 03-04-2009 at 05:02 PM by Ole Juul

In my ongoing effort to understand how this works, I am now posting a second entry. The first one was called "Is this a blog?"

Interestingly, the title is in fact visible on the list of blogs. However, when I click on the title "Is this a blog?", then I get one of several enteries by other people. Not my own. It would appear that these "blogs" are cross-linked in some strange way.

What happened to my original entry? My profile says that...
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