Cloud Storage. Syncthing + EncFS. HowTo.

(Brian) #1

UK journal “Linux Format” has a two-part article in issues #236 and #237 about using Syncthing and EncFS to implement encrypted file aggregation and off-site storage.

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(Lars K.W. Gohlke) #2

just a hint, encfs is not considered secure anymore, since 2014, see https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

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(Brian) #3

Lars,

Thanks for the hint. Yes, I’ve seen that report and others.

Through the years, I’ve realized “security” is not a binary “yes” or “no”. Everything has weaknesses and strengths. Given any software package, I work to mitigate weaknesses and enjoy the strengths. There are other alternatives to EncFS if the security implementation makes sense in your architecture.

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https://nuetzlich.net/gocryptfs/ & https://www.cryfs.org/

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(Brian) #6

Yup. Lots of choices for the encryption engine. The overall architecture and dependencies between syncthing and encryption was the challenging part - handling startup sequencing properly and handling cases where one drops off-line for various reasons.

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#7

It seems that the newer releases got more attention with respect to security [https://github.com/vgough/encfs/releases]

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