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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 6:51 pm    Post subject: Encrypted Filesystem for Linux & Windows Reply with quote

I have an external harddrive, I would like to make it an encrypted filesystem, in the way that loop/aes and pgp desktop work. Does anyone know of a common ground encryption program that both linux and windows can mount? I would use PGP desktop, but it doesnt look like the linux version of pgp supports pgpdisk, and I doubt that windows can mount a loop/aes filesystem.

Any ideas on what might work with both?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

guess not huh?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

after much research i guess i will answer my own question ,just in case others would like this info:

BestCrypt: http://www.jetico.com/

can be mounted in windows and linux, take that pgp! ;-)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also use it :)
It's very cool!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drkstorm wrote:
after much research i guess i will answer my own question ,just in case others would like this info:

BestCrypt: http://www.jetico.com/

can be mounted in windows and linux, take that pgp! ;-)


It's a shame PGPDisk has basically been left to rot. (Even though there was never a Linux version)

It's also a shame some wrapper hasn't been made around GPG to do the same thing :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used jetico bestcrypt on windows 2K for years with satisfactory results. I've tried working it with linux with mixed results. One big problem they seem to have is a lack of commitment to staying current with kernel revs.

Of course, this problem is not limited to jetico; it's prevalent among commercial linux software. Win4lin and nvidia come immediately to mind.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that pgp disk cound be made better, however, bestcrypt is practically identical. I have used bestcrypt on winxp and gentoo w/ kernel 2.6.5 without problems, my main concern is having to use linux tools to make fat32 partitions... scary, i don't quite trust it, but it seems to work.

I have a 250GB external harddrive, so I formatted it NTFS, then used bestcrypt and made a 250GB container file, then i used mkdosfs (the windows ported version) to create a 250GB fat32 partition, now I can mount it under both operating systems, works pretty well
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is a driver avaible to mount loop-aes drives under windows..

http://www.scherrer.cc/crypt/

i use it to write encryted backups to cd/dvd right now and i can mount them in linux and windows so i'm happy
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