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djmb 03-29-2012 02:29 AM

File encryption system for debian
 
Hi all,

after multiple failed attempts with Truecrypt I'd like to find a file encryption system available for Debian. Not a filesystem encryption tool, just basic files. I'd like to encrypt my external HD and then I would like to use rsync to save.

When I installed Debian, i encrypted (it was offered in the process) my file system and /home. That works fine.

Any good software or package out?

Thanks for the help,

Best,

anomie 03-29-2012 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by djmb
I'd like to find a file encryption system available for Debian.

With you so far...

Quote:

Originally Posted by djmb
Not a filesystem encryption tool, just basic files.

With you so far...

Quote:

Originally Posted by djmb
I'd like to encrypt my external HD and then I would like to use rsync to save.

You lost me. You want to encrypt each file on your external hard drive separately? Or you want to encrypt your external entire hard drive in one shot somehow..? (But without using filesystem encryption?)

craigevil 03-30-2012 01:47 AM

ccrypt it is in the repos.

H_TeXMeX_H 03-30-2012 02:41 AM

I use:

ccrypt for files
dm-crypt for filesystems (although I have used this for files as well)

djmb 03-30-2012 09:57 AM

Hi,

thanks all.

Maybe I got myself misunderstood by using terms inappropriately; by "filesystem" I meant \root files. I'll use plain terms:

I want to save a directory (say "/home/DIR"), and all it's subdirectories, to a external HD. I want these files to be encrypted on this HD so I, only, can read them with the appropriate "key". Then, additionally, once I mount the HD, I'd like to rsync "/home/DIR" to the HD so it doesn't take hours each time to save the directory.

I'll have a look at ccrypt ASAP; then back to you. Cheers,

H_TeXMeX_H 03-30-2012 10:05 AM

For what you want I recommend dm-crypt (part of the kernel) probably with LUKS or truecrypt (but you said you had problems with it).


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