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Subject: Re: Additional security for laptops...
From: Bill Cox <bill,AT,viasic,DOT,com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 17:15:50 +0100
In-reply-to: <XFMail.030117164328.gregory.hosler@eno.ericsson.se>

It's a good thing I'm not a real sys-admin, and have a regular day job 
as a programmer.  I've been letting people take our source code out of 
the office without encrypting the source code partition!  I'm definitely 
looking into this.

Thanks for the tip.

Bill

Les Mikesell wrote:

>From: "Gregory Hosler" <gregory.hosler,AT,eno,DOT,ericsson,DOT,se>
>
>>the password is on the root partition (in /etc/cipe, which by definition
>>
>*will*
>
>>be in the root partition). if you're gonna encrypt the root partition, and
>>
>then
>
>>lend out the laptop, you need to release the password for the root 
>partition,
>>otherwise you might as well not lend out the laptop in the first place.
>>
>
>You can mount a different partition on /etc/cipe or make the directory
>a symlink to one on an encrypted partition, or change the invocation
>of ciped-cb to use the -o option with the options  file residing anywhere
>you want.
>
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