disk encryption; hidden containers
glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jul 18 22:51:19 UTC 2008
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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.
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.
http://www.FreeBSD.org/ - The Power To Serve
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
More information about the freebsd-questions