[ubuntu-uk] Encrypted Directories

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 10:13:37 BST 2008

2008/10/3 Ian Pascoe <softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com>:
> Evening all
> A quick question on how the forthcoming encryption will work.
> Can it be set up to allow root to access the encrypted files as well as the
> legitimate owner?
> Ian

Hi Ian,

I don't know the details of the proposal yet, but I seem to recall
that it's using something like cryptfs or luks (I could have those
terms slightly wrong). If so, then the files won't be accessible to


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