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Old 06-14-2005, 11:09 PM   #1
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hard drive encryption

I have developed some Servlet software I would like to launch using a hosted service where I will have control over a Linux implementation on another company's machine.

I am sure these companies are very trustworthy but I would like to believe the data (eg source code) I store on their machines remains totally private.

Is it possible (or even standard) for Linux to write data to the hard drive in encrypted form.

I have no experience with Linux to date.
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It's possible to have encryted files, partitions, pretty much
anything you want. You can even have an entire filesystem encrypted into a single file. Check out mount and losetup.

Old 06-15-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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You'll also need to consider some kind of encrypted VPN tunnel so your code does not upload and download unencrypted.
Old 06-15-2005, 06:15 PM   #4
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thanks heaps,
both replies highly valued


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