[OpenAFS] Default for encryption of file transfers

Michael Laß lass@mail.upb.de
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:04:50 +0200


I heard from a user about an inconsistency between documentation and the
actual behavior of the openafs client (1.6.5):

The manpage for "fs setcrypt" states: "The default encryption status is
enabled." But in fact this seems to be not the case.

Start scripts for Debian and FreeBSD enable it after starting the
client. The service file for Fedora does not. This leads to the fact
that encryption is disabled by default on Fedora.

What is the intended behavior here? Should encryption be enabled by
default or is the documentation misleading and start scripts are
responsible for enabling encryption?