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Linux offers the possibility to treat normal files as devices, which can then be mounted to any point of the file system hierarchy. The so-created device is called a Loopback device. There have been kernel patches for quite some time now that enable Linux to also use encrypted Loopback files, this mechanism is called Cryptoloop. Cryptoloop supports several chipers, which AES is probably the most popular, since it's generally considered as quite secure.

Cryptoloop was one of the few ways to get encrypted filesystems with Linux 2.4. I chose it long ago for vario

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Modified: Sun Jan 30 15:37:54 UTC 2005.

Last edited Sat 05 Aug 2006, 05:06 CEST
2006, Christian 'Greek0' Aichinger