7 thoughts on “DIY Encrypted NAS

  1. *sigh* another useless one-user encrypted raid box. what people really need is a box that allows multiple users, with encrypted storage inaccessible by other users including root. then you truly have a secure network storage solution. because what’s the point of making a NAS if you’re the only person using it? might as well slap more drives in your desktop.

  2. Multiple users is achievable by using Samba or NFS, even the web.

    For the truely paranoid, this is a way to hide your mp3’s and warez should the authorities come knocking on your door. Just don’t use an UPS so they can access your Samba share ;)

  3. 2 – I think what the first comment meant was encryption on a per-user basis, not multiple-user access (that’s pretty trivial, as you pointed out).

    It’s a security issue: if you’re encrypting stuff, push the reasoning a little farther and encrypt each users stuff with a different key, because in the end, what’s the difference between another user on your system and an unwanted viewer?

    This isn’t possible with per-volume encryption.

  4. will – “cryptobox” != “cyrptobox”
    The idea of an encrypted NAS is good for keeping people out of your box, but when it comes to protecting yourself from the MPAA/RIAA and their legal teams, the bes way of doing so would be to generate a random key for a drive at startup and then forget the key, so that after the computer turns off, the the data on the drive becomes useless. The only disadvantage of this plan is that you would need a good UPS to protect your data…

  5. Hello,

    Easy money for Bloggers

    LAVAMUS.COM can offer you free music so you could review the albums and singles you like in your blog or any where
    In exchange we would appreciate if you tell your readers that music is supplied by our site.

    LAVAMUS.COM also offer you affiliate programm with 30% of all payments of every
    user registered from your site.

    P.S This service is one of the biggest legal mp3 downloads store. We store over
    200 000 albums of about 130 000 artists.
    Our music catalogue contains 2 million tracks of almost every genre from
    1950 to freshest hits.

    Please email us if you are interested.
    Mail to: affiliate@lavamus.com ICQ 170824550

Leave a Reply

Please be kind and respectful to help make the comments section excellent. (Comment Policy)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.