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Keith

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    RE: Encrypted drives and sharing
    You can encrypt a partition with [url=http://www.truecrypt.org/]TrueCrypt[/url] under Linux, export it over your network with samba, and mount it with a bit of [url=http://beginlinux.com/blog/2009/01/create-an-encrypted-samba-share/]hackery[/url]. Or the alternative route (less portable) is to [url=http://polishlinux.org/howtos/encrypted-home-partition-in-linux/]create a container[/url] and use [url=http://www.freeotfe.org/]FreeOTFE[/url] to mount it. See also [url=http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb-security/articles/41053.aspx]Free OTFE versus TrueCrypt[/url] and [url=http://www.infoanarchy.org/en/Hard_Disk_Encryption]infoAnarchy wiki on Hard Disk Encryption[/url]. Please remember that once a container or partition is mounted the data is in plain text. Use a VPN to keep your data private over the network. Keep backups of your data before doing anything mentioned here because you will inevitably forget a passphrase or run into corruption issues down the road.
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    You can encrypt a partition with TrueCrypt under Linux, export it over your network with samba, and mount it with a bit of hackery.

    Or the alternative route (less portable) is to create a container and use FreeOTFE to mount it.

    See also Free OTFE versus TrueCrypt and infoAnarchy wiki on Hard Disk Encryption.

    Please remember that once a container or partition is mounted the data is in plain text. Use a VPN to keep your data private over the network.

    Keep backups of your data before doing anything mentioned here because you will inevitably forget a passphrase or run into corruption issues down the road.

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