[Freedombox-discuss] Minimal spec for NAS?

The Doctor drwho at virtadpt.net
Thu Jun 2 15:55:19 UTC 2011

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On 06/01/2011 06:02 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

>> But does this fit with the basic principle of being secure and 
>> encrypted by default?
> No, but (more likely) fits the even more basic principle of being real.

Why not make it an option when setting everything up?

Taking the example given of booting a Freedombox USB key off of a
laptop, the user would be using a configuration app of some kind to
carry out the example process (format the hard drive and turn it into a
file server).  Why not give the user an option to encrypt the drive:

"Would you like to encrypt the hard drive of your file server for extra
security?  This means that you'll have to enter a passphrase every time
you reboot the machine, but on the other hand if someone steals your
file server your data will be safe."

It would then be a good idea to make it possible for the user of the box
to remotely access the running instance and unlock the encrypted drive
(SSH, web app accessible over HTTPS).

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