[dm-crypt] few questions on truecrypt and luks

.. ink .. mhogomchungu at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 23:39:00 CEST 2013


section 2.2 of FAQ talks of differences btw plain and luks volumes.It would
be nice if the FAQ would also talk of differences btw luks and truecrypt
since cryptsetup now supports truecrypt volumes.

Two differences i can think of are:
1. truecrypt volume header is hidden while luks volume header is open.
2. luks can use upto 8 keys while truecrypt only uses one.
3. luks doesnt support hidden volumes.
Is there any other? cryptographically,plain volumes seem to be weaker
compared to luks volumes.what about luks compared to truecrypt?

since truecrypt also uses a header,assuming the same use cases and with the
same number of users,will truecrypt volume's header be corrupted at the
same rate luks headers will?

Also,cryptsetup 1.6.0 added supported for opening of truecrypt volumes but
nothing is currently mentioned on adding support for creating of truecrypt
volumes.Is the support planned at some point in the future?
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