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Old 11-28-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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anyone know of any good encrypting/decrypting programs for linux?
Old 11-28-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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That depends largely on what you're trying to do. If you're trying to encrypt, say, certain directories, or your entire home directory, check out cfsd:

There's a good implementation of PGP called gpg, for encrypting email and files.

GAIM has a plugin for encrypting traffic over AOL Instant Messenger and similar messaging services, but it only works when the other party has a similar setup.

If you just want you encrypt files on your filesystem so that you need a password to open them, gpg should be able to do that, but it'd probably be easier to use a plain old symmetric cipher based anyone familiar with any tools for doing that?
Old 11-28-2004, 11:03 PM   #3
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Also, check out this site, which maintains a list of all sorts of cryptography software for Linux, and is probably a lot more helpful than I could be:


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