Re: Shared encrypted filesystem

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Mike Wohlgemuth wrote:
> On 02/23/2011 05:04 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> You have the right idea, I want to decrypt on the client, rather than mount on
>> the server, thus the data on the server is just a file full of encrypted data,
>> and not available as clear text there. I was thinking of nbd, certainly a
>> possibility.
>>
> Would something like encfs over sshfs work for you?
>
It is an interesting idea, to mount the encrypted f/s and use encfs loclly. I 
think I would use the sync option of sshfs, but it looks promising.

While I was playing, I wrote scripts to create a loop device from a file, and 
format, mount, and unmount by putting a LUKS format on the loop device. I'm not 
sure what the general utility of this might be, but it was fun playing, and I 
can use another slot on the LUKS format to allow some users read-only access. 
That's not critical for what I'm doing but might be for some future problem.

Thanks for the suggestion, it solves issues of encryption and file ownership, 
and I can create a key for authorized_hosts which will allow users to operate 
without a password to remember.

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