Encrypted volume - how?
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Sun Jan 22 15:08:18 PST 2006
On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 09:39:52AM +1100, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for a way to recreate the functionality of PGP Disk (under
> Win32). Basically, create an encrypted file, which contains a filesystem
> which can then be mounted in any mount point.
> I know I can use GELI in FreeBSD 6 - as I understand, it performs the
> encryption at the partition level (the whole partition is encrypted).
> I'd like to be able to simply unmount my 'secure volume', and be able to
> back it up as a whole, or move it to another computer without having to
> repartition the destination. I think GELI wouldn't be good for this.
GELI or GBDE are probably what you're looking for, you just need to use
mdconfig to create a vnode (file) backed disk image which you will
encrypt and then create a file system on.
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