Subject: Re: encrypted swap?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/05/2001 14:00:59
According to Steven M. Bellovin:
>I (mostly) agree with 640 for most partitions; my comment was about
>that mode for the swap area, which isn't backed up.
I did think of that after I sent the message and was going to do a
follow up but got dragged off. The trick is that /dev/wd0b may not
necessarily be swap :-) If you boot from a scsi disk then, unless you
changed your kernel conf, your swap will be /dev/sd0b - /dev/wd0b may
very well be your /usr/local/stuff partition. Having b as swap is
convention only not a hard rule.
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS