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Re: md5 sums and hammerfs encryption

From: Alex Hornung <ahornung@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 07:03:53 +0100


On 24/05/11 18:42, Milo wrote:
> - On wikipedia I found that hammerfs is supporting transparent
> encryption but I was unable to find more details about that while
> checking linked to article's page man pages and notes. Can you shed some
> light on this topic?

HAMMER itself doesn't provide any encryption support. Our transparent
encryption is file-system agnostic (you can also encrypt your swap and
UFS, for example) and is implemented in the device mapper (dm) as
dm_target_crypt. To use it, you should check out the cryptsetup man
page, or for that matter, any linux dm-crypt disk encryption tutorial,
since we have the same *userland* tools.

The installer also has support for creating encrypted volumes on install

Hope that helps,
Alex Hornung

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