gnupg on FlashDisk with autofs (o.t.?)
Wed Dec 4 14:55:01 2002
At 19:18 2002-10-02 -0400, you wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 12:08:15PM +0200, Thomas Liesner wrote:
>> well, i actually resigned... There is no solution for it.
>> The problem is the filesystem. Those flash-disks come with a vfat
>> filesystem out of their box. Vfat does not know anything about
>> users/permissions etc. (hence no chmod/chown etc.). The only solution is
>> to mount it with umask 777 which is not really an option ;) Changing
>> it's filesystem to to something like ext2nd is not working with my
>> MacOS-X box and ufs is not working with my MacOS-9 box... And now think
>> of ntfs...
>> Okay, i think i stick to vfat and keep my hands securly on the disk...
>> Too bad.
>There is a solution. The problem is in locking, so if you use
>--lock-never then GnuPG will not try and lock the keyrings. However,
>you will need to make very sure you never run two copies of GnuPG at
>the same time :)
>One good way to do it is to keep the pubring online as it is the one
>people generally need to write to when importing new keys, and only
>keeping the secring on the flash disk. No locking issues in that
>system unless you want to add a new secret key.
I have got several USB-devices. One, a Pen Drive, is formatted like one
1.44 MB bootable virtual USB floppy drive and one larger USB-drive. I
suppose the larger part can be formatted differently from the virtual
floppy. Will that help?
I haven't tried to install some UNIX on it yet. Unfortunately that would
not make it possible to use WinPT. I suppose the GPA might be useful. Has
anybody tried something similar?