Encrypted filesystem cgd

Svein Halvor Halvorsen svein-freebsd-questions at theloosingend.net
Wed Aug 10 11:29:01 GMT 2005

* vittorio [2005-08-10 12:26 +0200]
>  Is there anything similar in FreeBSD?

As far as I know, there is no encrypted filesystem support in FreeBSD. 
However, there are a couple of disk encryption systems in FreeBSD, GEOM 
and GELI. Both act between the disk and the filesystem layer, translating 
a disk into a (slightly smaller, but encrypted) disk, ontop of which you 
could put any supported filesystem.

And by disk, I actually mean disk, partition, file or anything else you 
could put a filesystem on.

GELI is quite new, and I'm not sure if it's in any releases yet. GEOM 
should be there though. Search the archives and the internet and manpages 
for more info.

Svein Halvor

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