Linux crypto killer apllication
sickuser at gmail.com
Thu May 15 03:02:58 CEST 2008
On Wednesday 14 May 2008 23:45, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> gabrix wrote:
> > What is missing in linux is a killer crypt application .
> There are many, many things more important than this.
I don't know the hit parade but cryptography is important to me .
> > I recently used two windows application pgp and bestcrypt . And they both
> > have , disk encryption , mail encryption , key generator up to 8192
> > length , text encryption , zip encryption .
> If you want an encrypted disk partition, many Linux distros provide the
> tools for that natively. OpenSuse 10.3 allows you to encrypt partitions
> when you install the OS, for instance.
Also debian and many other , too
> Regarding key length, anything past 2048 bits of RSA/ElGamal is, IMO,
> patently ridiculous. If it were up to me GnuPG would not generate keys
> larger than 2kbit. You do not gain anything when you move from 2kbit up
> to 4kbit except larger RSA signatures.
> > All these features are for linux from command line or together to other
> > command line softwares and not really friendly for newbyes .
> GnuPG is not a Linux application. GnuPG works on many, many different
> OSes. Keeping it as a command-line application allows the GnuPG
> developers to stay focused on making GnuPG work on a ton of different
> systems, and not getting tied to one particular platform.
Posix application maybe !
> That said, there are _many_ GnuPG front-ends. I'm personally very fond
> of Enigmail (http://enigmail.mozdev.org), which gives excellent GnuPG
> integration into email.
> > Will be any , of the above said features , implemented in gnupg in the
> > future ?
> Two last words o' warning.
> First, I am not a GnuPG developer. They are, of course, free to do
> whatever they like. That said, I'm pretty sure my representations here
> are accurate.
> Second, your reply-to is root at somedomain. This is probably a very bad
> idea. It suggests that you're using the superuser account as your
> normal user account. If you're doing this, then please create a normal
> user account as soon as possible and start using that. It'll save you a
> ton of grief in the long run.
And if it is an alias ?
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