Symmetric encryption from shell script/cron job?

Anthony E . Greene
Mon May 28 05:34:01 2001

On Sun, 27 May 2001 13:24:39 William M. Shubert wrote:

>What I want to do is have a nightly cron job tar up the files that I
>need to back up, encrypt them, then copy this encrypted tar file to the
>insecure system.
So why does it need to be symmetric encryption? Just create a key for backup/restore and keep the secret key on a CD or floppy. Put the public key on the machine that creates the tar files. Tony --=20 Anthony E. Greene <> <> PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D Chat: AOL/Yahoo: TonyG05 ICQ: 91183266 Linux. The choice of a GNU Generation. <>