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Re: Question:encryption tool
- To: "Dak Ghatikachalam" <dghatikachalam_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Subject: Re: Question:encryption tool
- From: Mike Tancsa <mike_(_at_)_sentex_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 20:13:26 -0500
- Cc: freebsd-questions_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 18:21:18 -0500, in sentex.lists.freebsd.questions
>Thanks a lot, Our current backup system is veritas netbackup, and changing
>that to entire bacula is best thing for me,
>But the making the decision about switching to bacula was above my pay
>grade. I hardly see that happen anytime soon.
>so they wanted me encrypt these files, that is on the backup location
>before the netbackup scheduler picks up these files.
If you just want to encrypt the files with a password, openssl works
well and can be found pretty well on any platform.
[cage]% echo "this is a test" | openssl enc -aes-128-cbc -base64 -k
[cage]% echo "U2FsdGVkX1+gkWRJo5W7PGBLpilZmlEx3+cKML+32to=" | openssl
aes-128-cbc -d -base64 -k pass
this is a test
But you really want to take a look at /usr/ports/security/gnupg. It
seems all a bit confusing at first, but its a much better way to
encrypt data and manage who has access to decode files without having
to use a common passphrase.
It as well will work across multiple platforms
Mike Tancsa, Sentex communications http://www.sentex.net
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