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Re: Encrypted Repositories. . .?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-21 06:57:52 CEST

Michael Williams wrote:
>> No, but I give my keys to parking attendants in places where I'm
>> paying for them to take reasonable precautions.
> . . .and do you tell him or her to just leave it unlocked once they park
> it?

I assume they are professionals - and insured.

>> Reasonable precautions are reasonable. If you don't think your
>> hosting is reasonable, move it.
> That still doesn't address my concerns. 1) hardware theft 2) FTP access
> 3) malicious root access. Yes, anything can be hacked, it's just a
> matter of how far you're willing to go to make them work. I'm
> personally willing to go further. Thanks.

You are out of luck with #3. #2 is a matter of ordinary precautions, #1
might be worth the trouble of encrypting the filesystem. Wouldn't it
be better to use copyright or patent protection instead of secrecy, though?

   Les Mikesell
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