[tomboy-list] Encrypted notes with encfs and Ubuntu One
andreas1234567 at hotmail.com
Wed May 2 10:20:18 PDT 2012
> [jaredljennings at gmail.com]
> This idea sounds really nice. It would also mean that we could
> easily support encryption across all platforms and with any release
> of Tomboy.
Yes, that is the main idea of putting encfs between Tomboy and the
cloud. It potentially provides encrypted cloud storage that is both
platform independent and cloud provider independent. Cloud vendor
lock-in is no longer an issue.
> Although the mount point wouldn't work on Windows and also isn't
> "user friendly".
With tools like BoxCryptor it will actually work  on Windows and it
seems reasonably user friendly. Mac users may use encfs under macfuse
, however macfuse is marked as unmaintained.
> What are you using to Sync the mount point and where are you syncing
> it to?
"Ubuntu One" is the name of the sync service I use. It comes
pre-installed on Ubuntu Linux and currently offers 5 GB free storage.
As stated, there is a Windows client for "Ubuntu One" as well. I
suppose any other cloud service would work equally good. One might
imagine using multiple cloud services to store the same (encrypted)
files to ensure one's files are not lost.
 Caveats exists e.g. Boxcryptor supports only a subset of the encfs
options. Care must be taken to allow an encrypted mount point created
in encfs for it to be mountable in Boxcryptor. See http://bit.ly/IJC0VZ
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