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[Discuss] encrypted linux systems

On 01/28/2014 12:16 PM, Stephen Adler wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-01-28 at 12:00 -0500, Kent Borg wrote:
>> On 01/28/2014 11:54 AM, Kent Borg wrote:
>>> Write down most of it, remember a shorter portion of it.
>> Effectively doing a poorman's two-factor security.  Something you have 
>> (the written part) and something you know (the remembered part).
>> -kb
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> Thanks guys for this discussion on Linux encryption. My situation is
> that the government mandates that the system be encrypted, even though
> I'm not using it to store any information that needs encryption. This is
> more of a bureaucratic requirement than anything else. Be that said,
> this discussion has been very informative.
> As for the disk IO issue, I've migrated to using SSD's with fantastic
> performance improvement, thus the fear that I may see my snappy
> environment degrade to my hard drive IO speed response times when
> turning on encryption. It sounds like I don't have to worry about that.
We had quite a discussion last year or two on SSD and encryption.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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