Joke de Buhr
joke at seiken.de
Thu May 27 12:34:34 CEST 2010
On Thursday 27 May 2010 00:08:41 Michael D. Berger wrote:
> On Wed, 26 May 2010 12:42:00 -0400, Grant Olson wrote:
> > On 5/26/10 10:14 AM, Michael D. Berger wrote:
> >> I would like to use gpg to create encrypted directories on an external
> >> hard drive. I would like to do this for both WinXP and for Linux.
> >> Could someone direct me to appropriate documentation?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Mike.
> > If you're talking about a 'live' directory, one that you're editing,
> > you're probably better off using something like truecrypt or luks (with
> > FreeOTFE on windows) to create an encrypted partition.
> > If you're talking about a static directory, just zip it up and encrypt
> > normally.
> Actually I have both situations and also something in between --
> a directory I want to store on the external drive is too large
> to allow its zip file to coexist on the main disk. To zip and
> encrypt it I would have to first have unencrypted data on the
> external drive -- clearly a bad idea.
> Also, AFAICT, truecrypt, luks, FreeOTFE do not have public key
> encryption, which I would prefer.
Why would you prefer public key encryption? Are you planning on letting other
people add files to that directory?
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