[OpenAFS] Linux OpenAFS & EncFS?

Troy Benjegerdes hozer@hozed.org
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:10:41 -0600

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 02:59:15PM +0100, Lars Schimmer wrote:
> On 2014-02-17 14:05, Lars Schimmer wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > Does anyone using EncFS in combination with OpenAFS?
> > 
> > Currently I can change into the directory, but gets a "permission
> > denied" if I try to create files/directory.
> > Anyone here tried already?
> > 
> > Or does anyone has another idea on howto encrypt a directory in OpenAFS
> > on client system without any further interaction?
> > 
> > Thank you.
> Ok, with some extended testing and a restart of client it seems to work
> fine now. Simple and clean solution.
> A integrated encryption option in OpenAFS would be nice, but I think
> that will be in OpenAFS some time later ;-)

I've proposed such a thing awhile back. The problem(s) are where do you store
the keys, and how will the developer's living expenses be funded?

The most difficult problem here appears to be a dependency on http://minco.me
which should allow developers to do what they feel like. Until then, I think
OpenAFS + file encryption (not just network encryption), and disconnected 
operation are sort of the 'holy grail' of filesystems, and at least worth 
a kickstarter and/or indiegogo.

Could some of the professionals here please estimate a direct dollar cost for
such a thing?

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