Encryption for NTFS in Linux
On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 08:40 -0500, Kevin Martin wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 15:58 -0400, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I have a laptop with dual boot with one NTFS partition so that both Windows
> >> and Linux can read/write to it. I use ntfs-3g to mount the partition with
> >> Fedora 8.
> >> Is there any way to have encryption on that NTFS partition that works for both
> >> Windows and Fedora 8 ? My main concern is protecting the data in case the
> >> laptop gets stolen, etc.
> >> I did some Google searches but haven't come up with any real lead yet.
> > You can't have looked very hard.
> > http://www.ntfs-3g.org/support.html#questions says:
> > "NTFS supports built-in, transparent compression and encryption
> > of files and directories on the file system level. Reading
> > transparently compressed files are supported but writing of
> > compressed and encrypted files is denied."
> > poc
> I think maybe that was his point that ntfs-3g didn't support being able
> to write compressed and encrypted files and was asking if there was such
> a beast so he could. Another respondent pointed to TrueCrypt.org as a
> possible solution.
Yes, that's a possible interpretation. It would have been clearer had he
mentioned that NTFS encryption was not a solution.
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