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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Encrypted Disk Partitions

Sometimes I can see the future. When someone says, “I’ve encrypted my hard drive!” I have a psychic vision of them saying “I’ve lost all my data!” While encrypting a hard drive partition is warranted in some cases, most of the time, it’s just pretentious. In this section, I will do you the courtesy of assuming that you understand when you truly need disk encryption if you will do me the courtesy of not complaining to me when you lose your data.[25]

Creating Encrypted Partitions

OpenBSD includes disk encryption as a bioctl(8) option—specifically, like a RAID discipline. Where disk activity would normally be passed through a RAID discipline, here they pass through an encryption discipline. The encrypted disk even ...

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