tcplay: BSD-licensed alternative to TrueCrypt
eric at brouhaha.com
Sat Oct 8 19:15:26 UTC 2011
Milan Broz wrote:
> Truecrypt on Linux uses kernel dm-crypt, so it is all mainly about
> metadata format handling.
> I will probably try to add alternative to cryptsetup
> to handle directly Truecrypt format (which is documented on project
> page, outside of source), the same way I already added loop-aes support.
tcplay also uses dm-crypt. The author found that the Truecrypt format
documentation had a lot of errors; see the tcplay README for details.
It appears that there are provisions for using an API from tcplay from
other programs, but I haven't really examined that.
> While I like Truecrypt myself, I would suggest to avoid it in distro
> for license problems (as Spot already mentioned).
Which is exactly why I'm trying to get the BSD-licensed tcplay into Fedora.
It would be great to also have a way for users to deal with it through
GUI tools, but tcplay does not provide that.
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