[Remops] Encrypting Remailer filesystem
sac at 300baud.de
Sun May 26 18:49:11 BST 2019
Grant Taylor wrote:
> On 5/26/19 10:11 AM, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > Hi,
> Hi Stefan,
> > I remember that long time ago Christian and Zax said that they have
> > encrypted their Remailer VPS fileysytem.
> Do you recall any details about their motivation behind doing so?
> Did they perceive a threat that prompted them to do so? Or was it
> somewhere closer to because they can and the general consensus among
> some of encrypt everything that you can?
No, I only remember when law enforcement paid Christian a visit that
he told the a.p.a-s community that his file system was encrypted.
Zax once told us the required steps he used to do so.
A motivation in doing so was not mentioned. But I think it
does not hurt to do so.
> > Because I can no longer find the a.p.a-s thread I would appreciated
> > if someone can help me out and tell me / us the required steps.
> How long ago? What sort of news server retention are we talking
> about needing?
> Is this by chance the thread?
> Link -
I think it was another thread.
> Are you asking about the remailer that lives on a server, or the
> remailer client that lives on an end user system?
The Remailer Server.
> I encrypt parts of my VPS. I ended up creating an encrypted drive &
> file system that I have to log in and unlock before I can mount it.
> I have multiple directories on it. Then various other places in the
> VPS file system have sym-links pointing to those directories, i.e.:
> /etc/mail, /home, /etc/dns, etc. That way my files are encrypted on
> the VPS.
> I did this to make it harder for someone to access them (via what
> ever methods, court order, strong arm, etc.) without a clone of the
> running VPS. I did this in support of a move where I would no longer
> be able to have my mail server at my house for a while.
Thanks for the info! If you have detailed steps for doing that for
a Remailer I would appreciated it very much and also hope that it
can be done while the Remailer runs and that it is hopefully easy
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