[dm-crypt] Impossible task ?

bill william at techservsys.com
Tue Dec 16 13:22:17 CET 2014

I have conflicting needs and fear that they may be unresolvable.
I. I need to store patient names (3 fields: last, first, middle 
initial) with the first and last names encrypted.
2. I need to be able to do partial name lookups if the user 
enters a partial first or last name.

I presume that after encryption the names are no longer in 
alphabetical order, so looking up using an encrypted partial name 
will not result in a set of names beginning with that partial name.

Is there an approach to this, or need I go back to my boss and 
suggest "plan B."

Bill Drescher
william {at} TechServSys {dot} com

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