Encrypted volume - how?

Brooks Davis 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.

-- Brooks

Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
PGP fingerprint 655D 519C 26A7 82E7 2529  9BF0 5D8E 8BE9 F238 1AD4
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/attachments/20060122/0788de2f/attachment-0001.bin

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list