[oclug] encrypting files (was passwords)
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Mon Aug 12 14:50:33 EDT 2002
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002, Allan McIntosh wrote:
> $ crypt key < plainfile > encryptedfile
The traditional UNIX "crypt" command is very, very weak.
> The question I have is there a way to see what key a system uses when
Ummm... nope. Doesn't that defeat the point of encryption?
If you want strong symmetric encryption under Linux, use gpg:
$ gpg --symmetric < cleartext > crypted_text
$ gpg --decrypt < crypted_text > cleartext
You'll be prompted for a key.
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