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Old 12-14-2007, 03:38 AM
"Paul Johnson"
Default usb flash disk, ext3 file systems, enforcing rights, security

On 12/11/07, John Summerfield <debian@herakles.homelinux.org> wrote:
> Paul Johnson wrote:
> > How do you secure privacy of files on a USB stick?
> encrypt the filesystem,
Problem seemms to be that using ext3 or encryption wears out a usb
drive more quickly. I'm just going by posts to this list which say
vfat is best because it does not make as many fdisk accesses (atime,
etc). So i need to learn more on encryption if vfat , if that's

> >
> > I thought I could fix that by putting on an ext3 file system. But it
> > doesn't help. Windows users with IExplore can see all the files, no
> > matter who owns them.
> really? Did you add ext3 support to Windows? if not, then my next guess
> is that you're confused!
I didn't implement ext3 on windows. This guy did.


With that, the ext3 filesystem is laid bare to windows..

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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