swap partition encryption

Robert Storey y2kbug at ms25.hinet.net
Sat Oct 30 06:12:54 PDT 2004

Dear All,

I've succeeded in creating an encrypted partition using gbde. I followed
the directions in the FBSD Handbook which, among other things, states:

   Unlike cumbersome encryption methods that encrypt only
   individual files, gbde transparently encrypts entire file systems.
   No cleartext ever touches the hard drive's platter.

But I wonder if that last sentence is true. What about the swap
partition? Is it simply bypassed, or does one need to do something to
create an encrypted swap partition?


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