Secure unattended decryption

Grant Olson kgo at
Thu Mar 18 20:03:35 CET 2010

On 3/18/2010 2:43 PM, Grant Olson wrote:
> On 3/18/2010 11:59 AM, Daniel Eggleston wrote:
> Not sure exactly what sort of database you're using, but gpg (to my
> knowledge) doesn't do block-level/random access.  You can't just mount
> the database, stop using pgp, and write a block here and a block there.
>  You need to use gpg to encrypt the whole file on each write and decrypt
> on each read.  If you've got an uber-database on a SAN where there's
> lots of reads and writes, and DBA's are tuning block size and what not,
> it seems like the wrong tool for the job.

But if that is what you want to do:

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