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Old 04-28-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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OpenBSD

http://www.openbsd.com/

Just looking aroound in the Linux world.
This OS seems to be designed with security in mind.
Anyone has experience with speed/stability/compatiblity of this OS?
A lot about (hardware) network encryption on that site but it's not clear to me if OpenBSD also does HD encryption.


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Old 04-29-2004, 05:46 AM   #2
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It does support HD encryption. It doesn't have geom-gbde that FreeBSD has though. You can

1) use cfs instead: cd /usr/ports/security/cfs/ && make install clean
2) use vnconfig (easier) -> click here for more info

You can even encrypt your swap partition.

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"Size Limit -- Until OpenBSD 3.0 was patched to exceed it, the maximum usable encrypted virtual filesystem size was about 2.2 GB. Now, although I have not actually verified it myself, I understand that the maximum size is about 8.2 GB, this limit being due to a limitation of mkfs when working through a vnd mounted filesystem."

8.2GB I hope that a joke. I want at least 100GB.....
Besides of that I was hoping for full HD encryption.

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Paranoid I suggest you dwelve a little bit more into it, then. CFS should support both, greater size and full encryption. You brought up OpenBSD. I suggested earlier that you give FreeBSD with gbde a try.
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Sure you gave that suggestion Alexander.
But I just stumbled upon OpenBSD accidently and it's sounds/sounded the most secure OS around. Even compared to other Linux/BSD versions.
Second reason of goinf for OpenBSD was that FreeBSD anounced a new release very shortly. (1st May)
Don't worry FreeBSD is certainly not of my list
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