Subject: Re: encrypted swap?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/04/2001 10:37:17
On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 02:25:56PM -0000, email@example.com wrote:
> In most cases if someone has physical access to the swap partition
> he also has physical access to the root partition with the encrypted
> passwords. If someine has physical access to a disk you lose. There's
Uh, what passwords? Remind me again why you need to access the contents
of swap across a reboot?
Obviously, to encrypt swap, you generate a random key the first time you
push a page (not at boot time if you can avoid it; you want to have time
enough to collects some entropy first) and just throw it away when you
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
And now he couldn't remember when this passion had flown, leaving him so
foolish and bewildered and astray: can any man?