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Old 05-21-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Encrypting disck with loopback device


I've read of several ways to do this and was wondering what the best one is. There's a lot of dead links which ticks me off because the tcfs looked like good. I was also wondering if it worked with reiserfs?
 
Old 05-22-2006, 07:29 AM   #2
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Hello,

It works with reiserfs also.
But sysem may become slow if you are using encryption and loopback interface on a partition to be used for high traffic

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Old 05-22-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Cryptoloop-HOWTO/
 
Old 05-22-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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That's exactly what I needed. Thanks
 
Old 05-22-2006, 03:03 PM   #5
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Before you use cryptoloop, you might want to look at this link. It is a write up of the weaknesses in cryptoloop as well as dm-crypt. The article (which was originally penned in 2004, but was updated last month) states that loop-aes is a better, stronger method of encrypting your drives. And if you are going to go through the effort of encrypting, you probably want the best you can get.

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