[CentOS] dm-crypt/LUKS the state of the art for block device encryption?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Feb 2 17:23:16 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Feb 2010 at 12:00pm, Robert P. J. Day wrote
> >  it's been a while since i've played with filesystem encryption
> > so, on centos 5.4 (and other linux distros), is dm-crypt/LUKS
> > considered to be the state of the art WRT encryption?  i remember
> > other solutions like loop-aes and others, but what's considered
> > the gold standard these days?
> dm-crypt/LUKS is what the installer in Fedora sets up these days, so
> I'd say it's still the "standard" solution.

  i suspected so, i just thought i'd confirm.  thanks.


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