Truecrypt over ssh

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by patrickinminne, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. patrickinminne

    patrickinminne Registered Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    I would like to login into my xp cygwin sshd server and use command line truecrypt options to decrypt a partition. Has anyone succeeded in doing this?

    On the target machine I can decrypt from the command line.
    I can ssh into the target machine, but I can't ssh into the target machine and decrypt from the command line.

    Please help!
  2. llista

    llista Registered Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    European Union
    I have never used cygwin, but if you use for example Putty and connect to a shell account, and the shell account has truecrypt installed and you have an encrypted container in that machine, I see no problem shh'ing to the shell account and opening the container.

    This is not exactly your scenario but it seems close, the only difference I see is that you are using cygwin and XP and the scenario I explained assumes the machine has a Unix OS.
  3. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Jun 29, 2004
    i use truecrypt from the CLI with linux.

    mount a volume with this command
    truecrypt name_of_file_to_mount place_where_you_want_to_mount_it

    to unmount use this command
    sudo truecrypt -d

    you can check it's worked with this command, it lists all truecrypt volumes
    sudo truecrypt -vl

    EDIT: if it's not working it might be a permissions problem. the user who's SSHing in might not have permission to un/mount the file with truecrypt.

    you can check the permissions with this command
    ls -l
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2007
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