disk encryption; hidden containers

Greg Larkin glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jul 18 22:51:19 UTC 2008

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Chad Perrin wrote:
| On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 10:01:54PM +0100, RW wrote:
|> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:06:57 +0100
|> RW <fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com> wrote:
|>> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 09:56:24 -0600
|>> Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
|>>> My preliminary searches on the subject suggest that neither GBDE nor
|>>> GELI encryption offers hidden volume/container capabilities.
|>> Are you talking about steganography?
|> Sorry, I guess you're talking about volumes hidden in the unused space
|> on a filesystem. I don't think there's anything. I'm not sure
|> what the status of truecrypt is, I've heard some talk about it running
|> on freebsd eventually.
|> It would be a start for geli to be able to encrypt its metadata.
| So, are those basically my choices -- either wait for GBDE or GELI to
| acquire that capability, or write it myself (which is not something I'm
| prepared to do right now)?  Bummer.
| Well . . . or wait for something else like TrueCrypt to get ported to
| FreeBSD, I suppose.

Hi Chad,

There is a beta version of the TrueCrypt 5.1a port out there.  See:

I tried it in a VMware virtual machine a couple of months ago and it
hung pretty consistently when copying files into the container.  It's
entirely possible that the problem was related to the virtual
environment, so YMMV.

Best regards,
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