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#1 2020-05-03 13:14:59

HevyDevy
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Registered: 2019-09-06
Posts: 189  

ecryptfs-utils

Ive recently discovered this software on another platform and wanted to use it on my devuan installation but unavailable in the repos, after some reading it seems systemd is potentially the cause. I just wanted to know if anyone here using devuan beowulf has been using this utility successfully ? Archlinux says that systemd is a potential issue to its use also.

Warning: Unfortunately the automatic unmounting is susceptible to break with systemd and bugs are filed against it.[2] [3] [4] [5] If you experience this problem, you can test it by commenting out -session optional pam_systemd.so in /etc/pam.d/system-login. However, this is no solution because commenting out will break other systemd functionalities.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ECryptfs

Some back info.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=928956

considering the below script or else just use the git branch of ecryptfs-utils as im more familiar with this.

https://gist.github.com/mzpqnxow/ce8fbf … cd1d80d506

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#2 2020-05-04 00:48:01

ralph.ronnquist
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From: Clifton Hill, Victoria, AUS
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 417  

Re: ecryptfs-utils

I'm using gocryptfs rather; basically the same function I think, and installable.

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#3 2020-05-04 11:22:30

nixer
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From: North Carolina, USA
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 81  

Re: ecryptfs-utils

I'm using gocryptfs

+1

From reading about gocryptfs, it was started by a person who assisted with EncFS, who wanted to address the security vulnerabilities in it.  Thus, gocryptfs was born.  A couple of additional facts about it:

First, it pulls in no dependencies.  I can pin a particular version and run it in Ascii, Beowulf, Chimaera, and Ceres and mount/use the same remote nextcloud instance in all versions.
Second, with the -config option, you can use gocryptfs to mount a remotely encrypted folder which is decrypted locally, then the files will be automatically stored encrypted in the mounted remote location.  EncFS did this, and so does gocryptfs.

I have been using it a while now, and really like it.

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#4 2020-05-04 12:01:13

HevyDevy
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Registered: 2019-09-06
Posts: 189  

Re: ecryptfs-utils

Ok thanks for that suggestion ralph and nixer i will give it a  "go" wink  I would rather have something in the apt repos than have to mess about building software from source.

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