Re: [Nolug] encrypted remote filesystem project

From: Trey <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:55:01 -0500
Message-Id: <>

What about just a simple script that utilizes gpg, I wrote one that
would tar a file, then encrypt it with just a passphrase. I would
utilize that when sending files to someone.

On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 23:55 -0500, Joey Kelly wrote:
> Guys,
> I have a project I'm working on that goes something like this:
> I want to rsync my backups somewhere off-site before the next monster
> hurricane kills us all. I do this all the time at several locations in and
> around floody new Orleans, but I need something out-of-state. I'd like to use
> for off-site storage, since they're cheap.
> The problem is, I don't want my data to be human-readable on their
> easily-cracked server.
> Here's my ideal solution: I can ssh to the web host's server, no problem. I
> can also mount the server's filesystem via some tool like fish. I want to be
> able to rsync my stuff over to their server, but I want the files I place
> there to be encrypted, let's say with GPG. I want some tool running on my
> desktop here at home to transparently encrypt the files as they are being
> placed on the remote server. I also want rsync to be able to look into the
> encrypted files and see only the unencrypted versions, so that rsync will
> work properly. In other words, I don't want rsync to know anything about the
> fact that those files are encrypted on the remote server.
> Thoughts?

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