Encrypted volume interaction with Windows...
John Richard Moser
nigelenki at comcast.net
Mon Dec 17 16:49:08 GMT 2007
In Gutsy, the alternate installer can now create encrypted LVM layouts
(but with no fancy manipulation tools...). I am now curious about
interoperability with Windows for encrypted external drives.
External hard disks and flash drives using NTFS or FAT32 work in Linux
or Windows now. The FreeOTFE program allows Windows to access a LUKS
partition (NOT LVM) as well. Logically, it would help users with
encryption needs to have a tool in GNOME to create LUKS-encrypted USB
flash or hard drives, and request/change the key (file? Or just
password?) when gnome-volume-manager detects them.
I think this would be very interesting to users sharing private data
between Windows and Linux. Truecrypt is a pain (all command line
stuff), and Linux supports LUKS anyway. With LUKS on Linux and FreeOTFE
accessing the LUKS partitions on Windows, users can easily share data
via removable drives.
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