Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News > Syndicated Linux News
User Name
Syndicated Linux News This forum is for the discussion of Syndicated Linux News stories.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
LXer NewsBot
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 82,997

Rep: Reputation: 87
LXer: How to encrypt a partition with Cryptoloop

Published at LXer:

This article will describe how to encrypt entire partition with a Cryptoloop. Cryptoloop is a disk encryption module for Linux. It was first introduced in the 2.5.x kernel series. Cryptoloop has an ability to create an encrypted file system on a single partition or within a regular file, which can later simply be mounted by the mount command. Cryptoloop uses so called loopback device, which needs to be called with any file system request. Currently there are many alternatives for Cryptoloop usage and the most common is Loop-AES. This article will explain a simple usage of the cryptoloop module for partition encryption and mounting within a Linux Operating system.

Old 02-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284
Use of cryptoloop is NOT recommended. It has been deprecated in favor of cryptsetup. cryptsetup is not only much more secure, but provides many more options and features.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Encrypt Early, Encrypt Often! LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-10-2011 03:30 AM
Slackware encrypt partition AkylaQD Slackware 3 10-19-2010 06:58 AM
Encrypt full partition Ammad Linux - General 2 01-10-2010 11:16 PM
Encrypt a partition manjiri Linux - Newbie 4 12-14-2005 08:13 AM
Encrypt a partition with a password ? Coume Linux - Security 1 04-26-2005 04:00 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration