[OpenAFS] Linux OpenAFS & EncFS?

Stephan Wiesand stephan.wiesand@desy.de
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:37:00 +0100

On Feb 17, 2014, at 19:48 , Jukka Tuominen wrote:

> Do you accept euros? :)
> I just think that this might be a good time to get European funding =
for Internet security projects like this?

It would probably take much more than adequate funding for a solid =
implementation to get such a feature in. In particular, more funding - =
and more time than a funding agency will ever grant you for delivering =

> Personally, I feel a bit bad that a great system like OpenAFS needs to =
be stitched with a separate VPN and file encryption software, when it =
could be all built-in.

Combining tools doing their jobs well is not a bad strategy. Using EncFS =
with OpenAFS as the backend sounds interesting. Alas, it seems a bit =


> Best
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 17.2.2014, at 18.35, Jeffrey Altman <jaltman@your-file-system.com> =
>>> On 2/17/2014 11:10 AM, Troy Benjegerdes wrote:
>>> Could some of the professionals here please estimate a direct dollar =
cost for
>>> such a thing?
>> Who is going to pay for the design and estimation efforts?
>> There are many approaches that can be used but before selecting one =
>> another it is important to perform a threat analysis to determine =
>> risks the solution must protect against and what the use cases are.
>> For any estimate to be reasonable there will need to a work break =
>> of the implementation tasks.
>> It would not be unreasonable for such a design analysis and work =
>> down to cost $10,000.
>> An implementation that could be used by banks or government agencies
>> would easily cost hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars and take a =
>> or more.
>> Jeffrey Altman