Harddisk Encryption

Jeremy Schoenhaar jeremy at fam-schoenhaar.de
Wed Nov 29 18:40:09 GMT 2006

Am Sonntag, den 26.11.2006, 17:23 +0100 schrieb Andreas Jellinghaus:
> Ivan Krstić wrote:
> > Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> >> a paper won't fix the problems in the dm-crypt code. [...]
> >> how does that fix dm-crypt in linux?
> > 
> > It doesn't. I'm merely pointing out that low-latency full-disk
> > encryption is hardly an unsolved problem; your post did not make it
> > clear you were specifically referring to dm-crypt.
> it isn't. all the loop device based alternatives have the same
> problem. sure, the post is linux specific, but what do you expect
> on a ubuntu mailing list with the discussion about installing
> ubuntu by default on an ecrypted filesystem? :)
> Andreas
With all due respect, I believe you are missunderstanding the
discussion. Nobody is saying install it by default. We are saying "add
the option at install time". So, it is an option that any user may
choose, or not. I am well aware of the drawback of encrypting certain
partitions. It should not be checked by default, but should be offered.

Jeremy Schoenhaar

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