[PC-BSD Support] Data-swapping with Windows

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Feb 23 08:35:53 PST 2010


On 02/23/2010 10:40, Christian Baer wrote:
> Kris Moore wrote:
>
>> It may be possible to bring over truecrypt, since they are open-source I
>> may be able to create a FreeBSD port of it. I'm going to download a copy
>> of it and start hacking away, see how much work it would be to port it
>> over. Hopefully since its on Linux now, it'll be just minor fixes :)
>
> As I recall, Truecrypt does compile under FreeBSD - the last time I
> tried it is a fair while back though. It basicly ran but had frequent
> crashes reading and or writing files. Fuse somehow sucked. Don't expect
> it to be too trivial. :-)
>
> Truecrypt under FreeBSD (or PC-BSD) would be a *real* improvement,
> because it would also allow the exchange of encrypted data with Linux
> and MacOSX. Sure, Truecrypt won't be able to do anything at boot time
> like under Windows, but it doesn't have to. We have geli(8) for that.
>
> If we then manage to move the FreeBSD codebase a little more in the
> direction of NetBSD, the System would be getting close to perfect. ;-)
>
> Regards,
> Chris
>

Ahh, so its a Fuse related problem :(

You're right, that may not be a trivial amount of work to fix. I'm going 
to chat with a few of the guys here though, see if anybody is willing to 
investigate the problems, maybe make fuse work properly :)


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Kris Moore
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