home dir encrypt

Asif Iqbal vadud3 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 02:42:41 GMT 2009


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 9:06 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> On 11/05/2009 04:29 PM, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> > Asif Iqbal:
> >
> >> Can I choose to encrypt my dir after the installtion? I did not choose
> to
> >> encrypt home dir during installation. Is it too late now?
> >
> > No, it's not too late.
> > General information about eCryptfs can be found here:
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome
> > including a pointer to this
> >
> http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/06/migrating-to-encrypted-home-directory.html
> >
>
> And I'd recommend that you just use TrueCrypt instead:
> http://www.truecrypt.org/
> http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads
>
>
I will go explore it. In the meantime does it offer a solution where it
automount your home
dir and decrypt at login while encrypt and unmount at logout ?

Thanks for the suggestion


> I've had eCryptfs screw up two systems so far (so bad that I had to
> reinstall) & don't trust it as far as I can spit. On the other-hand,
> I've multiple truecrypt folders that were easily transfered across
> systems/installs w/o *any* issues at all. Messed up an install on my
> laptop (9.04 to 9.10), realized that I'd messed up the install, copied
> the truecrypt folder(s) across to the laptop from a backup system,
> installed TrueCrypt on the laptop, mounted, provided the proper
> passwords, done.
>
>
>
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