duane at greenmeadow.ca
Wed Mar 22 08:52:49 UTC 2006
Erik Norgaard wrote:
> 1) I was thinking, what is the performance penalty of storing data on
> an encrypted device? Sure, for writing documents, coding and stuff, I
> guess the performance loss is insignificant, but for music and video
> which then needs to be decrypted and then decoded, is this a problem?
> 2) One thing is to create an entire encrypted device for /home. But
> that have the unfortunate consequence that other user's data is
> unencrypted once the system is up.
> What would be more appropriate is a solution where each home-dir is an
> encrypted mfs which is decrypted and mounted when the user log in, is
> this possible?
> If not, then the alternative would be to have a private mfs in the
> user's home dir which is mounted after login, but I think yet the user
> needs root access to mount encrypted devices.
> Is there any possibility for users to mount their own encrypted mfs?
> Thanks, Erik
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