Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Adding an Encrypted volume

Is it just a regular volume with encryption do users need anything
special to access that volume and move files to it or is it just as
simple as just giving them rights to the volume and or individual
directories just like you normally would on a standard volume? Do they
need a key and or password to access it or just have rights assigned to
it? It seems pretty neat if you can and a much better solution for us
then iFolder.

I see upon startup/reboot of the server that you must type a password to
activate the volume is that a permanent routine or a one time shot?
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Marcel_Cox Absent Member.
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Re: Adding an Encrypted volume

You should be aware that NetWare does just volume level encryption. That
means there is an encryption password used at mount time of the volume,
but once the volume is mounted, it behaves as any other volume. E.g. on a
running server it does not offer any protection beyond the standard
NetWare rights.
The main purpose of the volume level encryption is that if someone steals
the server disk and doesn't have the password, he can't access the data on
the disk.

Marcel Cox (Sysop)
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Adding an Encrypted volume

Thanks Marcel,

It has it's place however it wont be a replacement for iFolder at least
the way I intended but it was worth a shot. It sure would be terrific if
they made it so that you could create an encrypted volume setup user
rights as usual and everything written to that volume was automatically
encrypted. Perhaps they will do that on the Linux side one day.
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