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RFS: loop-aes (#111167)


Im looking for someone to "proofread" and sponsor loop-aes-source
(ITP #111167). Its a kernel module for encrypted loop devices.

* Package name    : loop-aes-source
  Version         : 1.7e
  Upstream Author : Jari Ruusu <jari.ruusu@pp.inet.fi>
* URL             : http://loop-aes.sourceforge.net
* License         : GPL
  Description     : AES-encryption loopback Linux kernel module
 This package contains the source code to the loop-aes loadable
 kernel module for Linux. It has the AES (Rijndael) cipher built-in
 and can be used to encrypt local file systems and disk partitions.
 Applications of this module include encrypted root filesystems,
 CD-ROM images and home directories. Secrets can be stored in a
 GnuPG-encrypted keyfile. Instructions for setting up encrypted
 swap space are also included.
 Additional ciphers (Blowfish, Twofish and Serpent) can be used if the
 loop-aes-ciphers-source package is installed and has been set up by the
 user. Using these ciphers, loop-aes can access encryped volumes that 
 were created by a cryptoapi (kerneli.org) module.

Now, there is still one particular rough edge to this package. As 
described in README.Debian, util-linux in Debian has an incompatible
crypto patch applied (bug #164144) so that some util-linux tools need
to be patched and built manually before loop-aes can be used. Im 
working with the util-linux maintainer and the upstream author to
find a better solution.

The packages loop-aes-source and loop-aes-ciphers-source [0] are
available from here:

  deb http://hinterhof.net/~max/debian ./
  deb-src http://hinterhof.net/~max/debian ./


[0] and binary module packages for the current i386 2.4.22-1 kernels
    in sid. There is a full list of packages on my website.

Max Vozeler <max@hinterhof.net>           http://hinterhof.net/~max
GnuPG B7CDA2DC : 308E 81E7 B979 63BC A0E6  ED88 9D5B D511 B7CD A2DC

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