[tomboy-list] Encrypted notes with encfs and Ubuntu One
jaredljennings at gmail.com
Wed May 2 14:19:23 PDT 2012
Oh! so you are not using the Sync service included in Tomboy, but instead
using the UbuntuOne agent that handles the file sync to the cloud. Correct?
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Andreas F <andreas1234567 at hotmail.com>wrote:
> > [jaredljennings at gmail.com]
> > Yup, I use Ubuntu One and it works very well. Although how does that
> > help here. Your note when sent to UO would be decrypted when leaving
> > your drive and then sent to UO in a decrypted format.
> No Jared, I think you misunderstand. This is encryption on a file
> system level, not on disk level. Only encrypted data is sent to and
> retrieved from the cloud.
> My data (i.e. Tomboy notes) is stored unencrypted in one folder
> (e.g. ~/Cloud/). This folder is then "mirrored" by encfs to a second
> folder (e.g. ~/Ubuntu\ One/Clouded). Encfs makes sure that the
> "Clouded" directory tree always represents a 1:1 copy of the same
> files with one important property: Each file in "Cloud" has a
> corresponding encrypted file in "Clouded".
> The "Clouded" directory is the *only* of the two directories above to
> be sync'ed with the cloud service (Ubuntu One in this example). This
> ensures only encrypted data is sent to and retrieved from the cloud.
> I have included the below to illustrate the setup. In this example I
> pull encrypted data from the cloud and decrypt it:
> # List of encrypted files - sync'ed to the cloud
> find /home/aff/Ubuntu\ One/Clouded/ | head
> /home/aff/Ubuntu One/Clouded/
> /home/aff/Ubuntu One/Clouded/.encfs6.xml
> /home/aff/Ubuntu One/Clouded/R-2zpYQUdEoyeAHfT6kJniNL
> # Directory "Cloud" initially empty
> $ find ~/Cloud/
> # Decrypt the encrypted data
> $ encfs -o nonempty ~/Ubuntu\ One/Clouded ~/Cloud
> EncFS Password:
> # List of decrypted files
> $ find ~/Cloud/ | head
> Best regards,
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