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Re: Good random numbers in PG? And crypto-wishlist

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: "Dr(dot) Evil" <drevil(at)sidereal(dot)kz>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Good random numbers in PG? And crypto-wishlist
Date: 2001-07-26 06:01:30
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On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 05:02:30AM -0000, Dr. Evil wrote:
> file that PG uses would be fantastic.  Some of us are storing some
> valuable data in these things, and basically none of the free OSes
> support file system encryption in a way that doesn't suck.  I know
> everyone will say, "do it at the FS layer", but that just isn't
> reality right now, and it's a lot cheaper to encrypt the database than
> it is to physically secure the machine in many cases.

Just out of curiosity, in waht way does linux's encrypted filesystem suck?
Other than the fact that the modules arent shipped with the kernel by
default, running losetup then mount doesn't sound like a major issue to me.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
> It would be nice if someone came up with a certification system that
> actually separated those who can barely regurgitate what they crammed over
> the last few weeks from those who command secret ninja networking powers.

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