yet another rsync encryption program

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Tue Jan 1 18:15:16 GMT 2008

Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> Eric S. Johansson wrote:
>> Matt McCutchen wrote:
>>> bOn Mon, 2007-12-24 at 18:34 -0500, Eric S. Johansson wrote:
>>>> I'd love for the remote backup to be encrypted locally so one could
>>>> backup to a hostile host.
>>> That limits your options.  
>> one would think.  For now, lets go with the plaintext push form of 
>> rsnapshot. as for encryption, I think it would be possible (assuming 
>> mods to rsync) to do rsync encrypted copies.

Its an encryption program, for the Unix command line, that is setup to allow 
rsync to transfer the encrypted output files with some efficiency.


this is an interesting variant on encrypting data and without totally negating 
the value of rsync.  yes, the cryptosystem is weakened but for many folks, it's 
probably good enough.


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