[WBEL-users] kerneli.org down?
Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:11:54 +0300
There was a discussion in april, regarding cryptoloop , rhel
Back then, rhel had cryptoloop compiled in the kernel - first
prerequisite to use an encrypted file system. However the
second prerequisite - adequate losetup needed to mount the
encrypted file system was not available. The losetup
package was two old.
Mr. John Morris opinion was that redhat included crypto loop for
VPN purposes, but ommited losetep. The exact words:
>Guess they are still afraid of the legal/political implications. Things
>were moving in the right direction on the crypto front but 9/11 seems to
>have moved things back a few years. They included the crypto support in
>the kernel for the VPN users I suspect, since few would argue against
>secure networks for the corporate world, but encrypted filesystems have
>had a counterculture aura to them.
I do not know if current U3 version of losetup supports cryptoloop, you
have to check that yourself, but back then Mr. John Morris said:
> > The kernel support appears to be there but the losetup package is still
> > unpatched. I will be fixing that for my own use, probably won't roll it
> > into the official package because WBEL is supposed to be as close to RHEL
> > as I can make it. Probably will post it somewhere though. I really miss
> > the crypto loopback with my ssh and gpg keyrings.
As I see U3 version of losetup is 2.11y.
On a debian system I have a working version of losetup with version:
Anyone able to provide a patched losetup version?
Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
> I've been trying to research methods of creating an encrypted file system,
> but so far all of the links to www.kerneli.org seem to be down. Anybody
> know what's going on?
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