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Old 01-13-2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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Something like pgp-disk?


Hi there!

I wonder if there is any sw out there, which has a functionality like pgp-disk.

You cn create a file which is used like a disk. You can mount and unmount it. I know... I can do this in some way, like with an iso and mount it or so ...

But the special thing I miss is the good pgp encryption. And I don't want to have to de- and encrypt a file myself everytime I access it.

Should be like:

$ mount my_encrypted_file.pgp /mnt/encrypted
Trying to mount...
Password: _

You know what I mean? Good! You know some sw like that? Even better! You tell me where I can get it and that it is free? I am ready to marry you!

Greetings, Sascha
 
Old 01-14-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
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Cryptograhic loopback devices can be used but I still trying to find some easy instructions for this. Think loop-aes is the module that is needed.

Basically allows you to create a loopback device that handles encryption/decryption to a partition using your gpg key...
 
Old 01-14-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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Hi there!

Thanks so far... but that doesn't tell me too much :-) .. but sounds good!

Do you know where to find more about this?

Greetings
 
Old 01-15-2005, 06:29 AM   #4
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I was kinda hoping someone else would jump in and say "now, about those loop back thingys..."

Apart from good 'ole google I don't know of any good docs on this. Sorry!
 
Old 01-15-2005, 07:48 AM   #5
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Well, if you are german ... you can find a report from pro-linux about this. At least google told me so.

http://www.pl-berichte.de/t_system/loop-aes.html

I haven't read it by now... but it looks like something....

Greetings, Sascha
 
Old 01-15-2005, 08:09 AM   #6
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Found these two as well. The first looks particularly good..

http://howtos.linux.com/howtos/Disk-...rocedure.shtml
http://loop-aes.sourceforge.net/loop-AES.README
 
Old 01-15-2005, 09:13 AM   #7
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You might want to be careful, because the cryptoloop module may be deleted from the linux kernel in the future. There are some problems with cryptoloop, plus it is unmaintained, which is the mark of death for kernel modules.
http://kerneltrap.org/node/2433?PHPS...5085cae2e877e3

The cryptoloop module will be replaced by dm_crypt. Here is a howto:
http://www.saout.de/tikiwiki/tiki-in...e=looptutorial
 
  


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