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Encrypted Directories and loopback
  • From: -linux_lad <john@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 12:06:35 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0309161205320.22424-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

According to the suse.com website, a new feature in 8.2 is
"Encryption of directories and partitions ". I can't find a detailed
explanation of what this entails or how to use it. My guess is that this
is simply loopback encryption, and really isn't new(if so, it's dishonest
to suggest that it's a new feature). I bought Suse 8.2 Pro soley because
I thought that this is a new feature, but I can't find a good explanation
of it anywhere.


Has anyone gotten anywhere with the directory encryption? Is it really
just loopback, or is there some new feature that they just didn't document
real well? I found the tool to add encrypted loopback devices in the
partition manager, but can't find anything that supports the "encrypted
folders claim. Could someone enlighten me please?

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-ll




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