Question:encryption tool

Dak Ghatikachalam dghatikachalam at
Tue Feb 6 19:04:48 UTC 2007

On 2/5/07, Mike Tancsa <mike at> wrote:
> 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
> pass
> U2FsdGVkX1+gkWRJo5W7PGBLpilZmlEx3+cKML+32to=
> [cage]%
> [cage]%
> [cage]% echo "U2FsdGVkX1+gkWRJo5W7PGBLpilZmlEx3+cKML+32to=" | openssl
> aes-128-cbc -d -base64 -k pass
> this is a test
> [cage]%
> 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
> Thanks a lot Mike

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