Requirements for the CryptoNAS live-CD
The CryptoNAS live-CD runs on any x86 compatible PC with:
- CPU: min. 200MHz
- RAM: 64 MB
- CD-ROM drive
- a network connection
- a harddisk for your data
- Optional: VIA CPU with Padlock
The harddisk does not need to be inside of the CryptoNAS computer. You
can also use external devices like USB-drives.
All drives supported by the Linux kernel (2.6.18) can be used: IDE,
SCSI, USB, FireWire, SATA, RAID, ...
Because of the high number of different supported storage media
we call an encrypted disk a volume.
This includes (e.g.): USB-sticks, firewire-disks, flash-drives, digital cameras,
Requirements of the CryptoNAS-Server
The CryptoNAS-Server package can be installed on any system with at least:
- Linux kernel 2.6
- cryptsetup with LUKS support
- kernel support for the crypt target of the device mapper
- Python 2.4
In general a server package should run on any Linux
distribution, but we only provide Debian packages. So you have to
install the necessary files on your own to the right places if
you are using a different linux distribution.
Once you have opened an encrypted volume through the web frontend of
the CryptoNAS you can access the volume's data within your local
- Samba shares (also known as: windows network share)
The CryptoNAS-Server package will smoothly integrate into your existing
fileserver. It provides mount points which can be shared via your
favourite protocols (e.g.: WebDAV or NFS).
The encrypted disk partitions are LUKS
volumes. This makes it also possible to access your data directly with
every modern linux system or via FreeOTFE
(for Microsoft products). Read more in the FAQ.
You can select your favourite encryption algorithm from all
ciphers supported by the linux kernel. The default is