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Old 02-09-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
ReshmiS
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encrypt/decrypt from linux console


Hi,
I am presently looking into the crypto driver of Linux, i want to know is there any command from the Linux console that calls the crypto_alg.cia_encrypt , similar to "ifconfig eth0 up" of the network driver which in turn call the divers open.

In other words is there any console command to perform encryption/decryption from the Linux console or is there any other way to perform this from the console.

Thanks,
Chandran
 
Old 02-09-2010, 12:50 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ReshmiS View Post
Hi,
I am presently looking into the crypto driver of Linux, i want to know is there any command from the Linux console that calls the crypto_alg.cia_encrypt , similar to "ifconfig eth0 up" of the network driver which in turn call the divers open.

In other words is there any console command to perform encryption/decryption from the Linux console or is there any other way to perform this from the console.

Thanks,
Chandran
I am not sure exactly what you mean by that, but you might want to look at programs like "mcrypt" and others, they operate from a shell with different options (see there related manpage). I myself use Mcrypt, it is very good for my limited needs (crypting a few files).

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:00 AM   #3
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grub-md5-crypt is what I remember i used for boot time crypting of password.

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:00 AM   #4
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if i would know what crypto_alg.cia_encrypt is i would say gpg. seems too easy.
 
  


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