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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:56:47 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: freebsd encrypted hard disk?
Message-ID:  <20090114215647.68cf3b0e@gumby.homeunix.com>
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On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:23:09 -0500
Johann Hasselbach <jhass88@gmail.com> wrote:

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

Geli.

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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