USB drive - crypto filesystem options?
FreeBSD at keyslapper.net
Mon Feb 21 01:40:39 GMT 2005
I have just become the proud owner of a fancy new 1GB USB 2.0 drive;
one of those cool new gadgets no bigger than my pinky that holds 1
Billion bytes of data. Naturally, I can't wait to play with it :)
Well, I know that USB 2.0 support is kinda sketchy, and I've already
decided it's not stable on the ICH5 USB controller that comes with the
Dell Dimension 8300. Regardless, I have confirmed that I can get the
little gadget mounted (comes pre-formatted with an MSDos filesystem)
without the slightest hangup. Yay me.
So, now what I want to do is see what kind of filesystem options I
have with this little gem. Ideally, I would like to get an encrypted
filesystem that requires a password to mount it. Of course, I've
checked the ports, but I don't know much about this area, and I don't
know if I'm even using the right search keys. A little googling
revealed a great article at "The FreeBSD Diary"
(http://www.freebsddiary.org/encrypted-fs.php) that discusses cfs.
Sounds cool, move to the top of the list - ok, it's the only thing on
the list right now.
That's where you folks come in. Has anyone had any experience
actually using a crypto filesystem on a USB drive? What utilities are
available for this? And more importantly, what have your experiences
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