Mounting Encrypted ISO and mdconfig

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Jun 3 18:02:38 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:43:22PM +0300, Azim wrote:
> No it need not strictly be an iso. Infact I want a 10 GB file.
> I had given GELI encrypted UFS file a thought but I want it to be
> mountable from MS-Windows as well.
> UFS Explorer mounts UFS Disks but allows one way data xfrer (from UFS to
> Windows). You cannot write onto using UFS Explorer. Besides that, I
> doubt if UFS Explorer would ask for a password on encountering the
> encrypted file.
> Any inputs how to mount a UFS encrypted file as a drive on Windows with
> RW support ? That would be the best solution !!
> Any ideas ?

None of the encyption schemes that is native to FreeBSD is supported on
MS windows. 

Truecrypt[] is supported on MS windows, Linux and OS X,
but the FreeBSD port isn't stable yet (it seems to hang the system when
copying a lot of small files).

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