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+eCryptfs: A stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux
+eCryptfs is free software. Please see the file COPYING for details.
+For documentation, please see the files in the doc/ subdirectory. For
+building and installation instructions please see the INSTALL file.
+Maintainer: Phillip Hellewell
+Lead developer: Michael A. Halcrow <mhalcrow@us.ibm.com>
+Developers: Michael C. Thompson
+ Kent Yoder
+Web Site: http://ecryptfs.sf.net
+This software is currently undergoing development. Make sure to
+maintain a backup copy of any data you write into eCryptfs.
+eCryptfs requires the userspace tools downloadable from the
+SourceForge site:
+Userspace requirements include:
+ - David Howells' userspace keyring headers and libraries (version
+ 1.0 or higher), obtainable from
+ http://people.redhat.com/~dhowells/keyutils/
+ - Libgcrypt
+In the beta/experimental releases of eCryptfs, when you upgrade
+eCryptfs, you should copy the files to an unencrypted location and
+then copy the files back into the new eCryptfs mount to migrate the
+Create a new directory into which eCryptfs will write its encrypted
+files (i.e., /root/crypt). Then, create the mount point directory
+(i.e., /mnt/crypt). Now it's time to mount eCryptfs:
+mount -t ecryptfs /root/crypt /mnt/crypt
+You should be prompted for a passphrase and a salt (the salt may be
+Try writing a new file:
+echo "Hello, World" > /mnt/crypt/hello.txt
+The operation will complete. Notice that there is a new file in
+/root/crypt that is at least 12288 bytes in size (depending on your
+host page size). This is the encrypted underlying file for what you
+just wrote. To test reading, from start to finish, you need to clear
+the user session keyring:
+keyctl clear @u
+Then umount /mnt/crypt and mount again per the instructions given
+cat /mnt/crypt/hello.txt
+eCryptfs version 0.1 should only be mounted on (1) empty directories
+or (2) directories containing files only created by eCryptfs. If you
+mount a directory that has pre-existing files not created by eCryptfs,
+then behavior is undefined. Do not run eCryptfs in higher verbosity
+levels unless you are doing so for the sole purpose of debugging or
+development, since secret values will be written out to the system log
+in that case.
+Mike Halcrow