Question:encryption tool

Mike Tancsa mike at
Tue Feb 6 01:13:24 UTC 2007

On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 18:21:18 -0500, in sentex.lists.freebsd.questions
you wrote:
>Thanks a lot, Our current backup system is veritas netbackup,  and changing
>that to entire bacula is best thing for me,
>But the making the decision about switching to bacula was above my pay
>grade. I hardly see that happen  anytime soon.
>so they wanted me encrypt these files,  that is on the backup location
>before the netbackup scheduler picks up these files.

If you just want to encrypt the files with a password, openssl works
well and can be found pretty well on any platform.

[cage]% echo "this is a test" | openssl enc -aes-128-cbc -base64 -k
[cage]% echo "U2FsdGVkX1+gkWRJo5W7PGBLpilZmlEx3+cKML+32to=" | openssl
aes-128-cbc -d -base64 -k pass
this is a test

But you really want to take a look at /usr/ports/security/gnupg.  It
seems all a bit confusing at first, but its a much better way to
encrypt data and manage who has access to decode files without having
to use a common passphrase.

It as well will work across multiple platforms 

Mike Tancsa, Sentex communications
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