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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:56:47 +0000
From:      RW <>
Subject:   Re: freebsd encrypted hard disk?
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On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:23:09 -0500
Johann Hasselbach <> wrote:

> I read the "encrypting disk partitions" section of the Handbook. What
> is the preferred method nowdays, geli or gbde?


Geli is  more secure when used with real-world passphrases, supports
hardware acceleration, and is faster, with or without out it. As I
understand it, geli is also more reliable due to some operations being
non-atomic in gdbe and atomic in geli.

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