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From: Florian Sowade <f.sowade@...>
Subject: Re: Encrypting a user home folder on a laptop
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:53:48 +0100
Randy Barlow wrote:
> I am probably being paranoid, but I'd like to encrypt my /home/username
> folder on my laptop.

just another point: you should think about encrypting at least /tmp and swap 
too, because temporary data will be stored there and if your home dir is 
encrypted but those two are not one could simply read your data from there.
Have a look at this forum thread for the setup. because it uses random keys 
you don't have to enter a passphrase at bootup:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-298001-highlight-encrypt+ramdisk.html
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