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Re: RFE: Transparent encryption on all fields

From: Gurjeet Singh <singh(dot)gurjeet(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Sam Halliday <sam(dot)halliday(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: RFE: Transparent encryption on all fields
Date: 2009-04-27 00:54:02
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On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:43 AM, Sam Halliday <sam(dot)halliday(at)gmail(dot)com>wrote:

>
> TrueCrypt is exactly the "encrypted drive" solution. It has problems. They
> are described in this thread.


If there were a way to prompt the user for the password to an encrypted
>> drive on startup for all OS, with an equivalent for headless machines...
>> then perhaps encrypted drives would be practical enough to be used by psql
>>
>
Perhaps TrueCrypt _is_ the solution you are looking for. It allows you to
encrypt the root/system partition (at least on Windows) and can ask for
decryption password at boot time.

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=system-encryption

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