~greek0: The setup of this server.
- CPU: Pentium III 500MHz
- Motherboard: Asus P2B
- Ram: 384Mb
- Some random graphics card I got from eBay for 8 Euros.
- A Sound Blaster 16 sound card.
- A Network card.
- One 1GB IDE hard disk.
- One 2GB IDE hard disk.
- One 4GB IDE hard disk.
- A CD-ROM drive.
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
Modified: Sun Jan 30 15:37:54 UTC 2005.