best solution for encrypting a mountpoint?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Sun Aug 31 16:48:58 UTC 2014

On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Julian H. Stacey <jhs at> wrote:
> FreeBSD supports 2 encrypting file systems,

This isn't technically correct on a couple levels.  First, gbde and geli
encrypt block devices.  FS's may live on such a block device and then be
encrypted, but then again so could swap.  FreeBSD also supports through the ports system and this is actually
an encrypted filesystem.

Additionally I prefer geli over gbde since it supports a wider variety of
feature and is perhaps more secure.  See the corresponding handbook and man
pages for details.


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