loop-AES and ubuntu

mish ulist at gs1.ubuntuforums.org
Mon Jun 6 12:19:49 UTC 2005

It is my understanding that loop-aes is better cryptographically than
dm-crypt, but dm-crypt is easier to implement.  dm-crypt is included in
stock kernels, while loop-aes requires a recompiled kernel.  Also,
loop-aes has a highly optimised AES implementation so may give higher

See http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Local/UkCrypto#Filesystem for more
info and links to yet more detail.

I have got dm-crypt working, using the ubuntu wiki, but I would still
like to get loop-aes working.  However I have not yet.  I've tried the
usual package, but that won't build.  I've tried downloading versions
directly from sourceforge, but that didn't help either - for a start it
didn't like the split of kernel source and kernel headers.

Has anyone got loop-aes to compile on ubuntu?


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