On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 13:18, Rene Mayrhofer <r...@doc.to> wrote: > I've also been thinking about transparent encryption for git/git-annex/bup > backends, but this is not even in a real design phase yet. If anybody is > interested in discussing the issues involved with backing up to a > potentially untrusted repository server, I'm more than happy to start with > getting use cases together as a first step towards integrating encryption.
I know Joey pondered this as well, you will find some references on git-annex' ikiwiki. This is needed for S3 in the medium term, anyway. Basically, the plan is to encrypt the files with a symmetric key and then allow access to that key via other keys. That way, you can share some files between machines/people and still make sure no one gets at stuff they shouldn't. The way to encrypt object files' names is still somewhat open to discussion, afaik. Classical dilemma: Where should this be discussed? On this list or within the ikiwiki? Maybe everyone interested should read through the ikiwiki and after some discussion here, we can dump use cases, design decisions etc back into ikiwiki as a TODO once Joey is happy with it? Richard _______________________________________________ vcs-home mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.madduck.net/listinfo/vcs-home