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Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Tue Sep 4 03:29:14 CEST 2012


On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 06:20:35PM -0700, Anil wrote:
> Newbie here. I need to use dm-crypt with aes-xts. How is dm-crypt called? 

Refer to the man-page and the FAQ. 

> Is it possible to encrypt data while being saved on the fly?

That is its job. It is not possible to do it in any other way.

> Will there be file filters to encrypt/decrypt while saving 
> and opening the file?

No.

> Is aes-xts provided elsewhere as a plugin? or is it part of dmcrypt?

Ciphers and modes are the job of the kernel, not dm-crypt.
It just uses them. 

Arno
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