[crux-devel] meeting notes & next IRC Meeting
tilman at crux.nu
Wed May 31 19:18:47 UTC 2006
Jay Dolan [2006-05-31 15:16]:
> > Besides of the fact that you will get the possibility to join a corporate
> > network with centralized password management, imagine the following scenario:
> > You've got a brand-new laptop. Your new laptop has the disadvantage of being a
> > popular object of desire for pilferers. The harddisk contains most likely
> > private data (e.g. nude pics of your girlfriend). It's a good idea to encrypt
> > those private files. I hear you saying "Bah, no problem, I don't need PAM for
> > this". Okay; you would probably create some container files in your home
> > directory and mount them if needed. Now let's imagine the thief is a smart
> > one and he's looking for tracks in your home directory
> > (.bash_history, .kde/*, .gnome/*, thumbails/* ..).
> > With PAM (pam_mount) it's possible to mount encrypted filesystems during the
> > logon session. That means you could encrypt your whole home directory and
> > mount it automaticlly during login. After you've logged out, PAM will unmount
> > it for you.
> Wtf? Again, sorry, how does this even relate to, nevermind help, the
> majority of CRUX users? No offense intended..I'm just.. wow (?)
Are you saying the majority of CRUX users doesn't have a need for easy
encryption of their data? No offense intended, but wtf? ;)
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
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