[CentOS] Learned something today

Mon Jan 11 14:50:29 UTC 2016
Always Learning <centos at u64.u22.net>

On Sun, 2016-01-10 at 06:52 -0800, Alice Wonder wrote:

> For me, I only need /tmp as tmpfs on my Bitcoin box - and then only when 
> generating private keys for cold storage, SSDs are often not very good 
> at securely deleting files. So I use tmpfs for /tmp and generate the 
> private keys for cold storage to a file in /tmp and then print it from 
> there (for storage in safe deposit box) - so that the private keys can't 
> be recovered from the SSD.

Why not, on start-up, create a 'ram disk' and do your sensitive work in
volatile RAM or is this what 'tmpfs' implies ?


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