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Re: password backdoors
From: aleph1 () dfw net (Aleph One)
Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 00:22:06 -0500 (CDT)


You are talking about the crypto file system. It does use NFS to loopback
and mount the encrypted directory in the localhost. The encryption is on 
a per mounted directory basis (so its not good for multi-user systems) 
and does not have compression.

a1

On Thu, 11 May 1995, Lee J. Silverman wrote:

I'll feel terrible if I screw this up, but I think his name is Matt Blaze
and I *think* he works for AT&T) wrote a secure filesystem that uses NFS
on the local machine to interact with an encrypted filesystem.  I do not
remember if the encryption is done on a per-user or per partition basis,
but in any case, if you're really interested in keeping someone with
physical access to the machine from getting at your files, you could use
an encrypted filesystem.  Does anyone know if that system also does
compression? 

      As you can tell, my information is sketchy.  I'm sure someone with
more information will post and tell us where we can learn more. 


Lee Silverman     lee () netspace org      http://www.netspace.org/users/lee/
Network: Any thing reticulated or decussated, at equal distances,
         with interstices between the intersections.  -- S. Johnson




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