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<h4>Table of Contents</h4>
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<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#News">News</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Overview">Overview</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Specifications">Specifications</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Download">Download</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Whatweshare">What we share</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Whatyoumightshare">What you might share</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Development">Development</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Acknowledgements">Acknowledgements</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Legalstuff">Legal stuff</a></li>
<li><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en#Comments">Comments</a></li>
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<h1 id="TheCryptoBox">The CryptoBox</h1>
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<i><a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">deutschsprachige Version</a></i>
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<h2 id="News">News</h2>
<ul><li>[14/04/02006] Sorry folks, codecoop.org is temporarly down. Update: it's up and running again. Fetch the latest version <a class="ext-link" title="http://codecoop.org/projects/cryptobox/" href="http://codecoop.org/projects/cryptobox/">here</a>
</li><li>[07/03/02006] We're currently splitting the <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a> up in the CryptoBox-Webfrontend and the Cryptobox-CD. This will let you use the CryptoBox-Webfrontend in your favourite Linux Installation. stay tuned..
</li><li>[30/10/02005] The new <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a> version 0.2.1 is available at <a class="ext-link" title="http://codecoop.org/frs/?group_id=60" href="http://codecoop.org/frs/?group_id=60">codecoop.org</a>!
<ul><li><a href="/trac/cryptobox/wiki/ReleaseNotes/0.2.1">release notes</a>
</li></ul></li><li>[21/10/02005] We discovered a bug in v0.2, which in some cases prevents the intialization of the <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a>. Please wait for v0.2.1 to obtain a working release. We recommend not using v0.2 and are very sorry for the inconvenience.
</li><li>[04/10/02005] The first release (v0.2) of the <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a> is available at <a class="ext-link" title="https://codecoop.org/projects/cryptobox/" href="https://codecoop.org/projects/cryptobox/">Codecoop.org</a>.
</li></ul><h2 id="Overview">Overview</h2>
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The <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a> is a Debian/Linux based <a class="ext-link" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_CD" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_CD">live-cd</a>. This CD boots up, starting a secure fileserver. Even non-technical users are able to store their data on its encrypted harddisk. There is no special knowledge about <a class="ext-link" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptography" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptography">cryptography</a> or servers required at all.<br />
The <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a> is fully controllable via your web browser. Have a look at the <a href="?action=doc&page=ScreenShots&weblang=en">ScreenShots</a>.
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Use the web interface of the <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a> in your favourite language:
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<ul><li>English
</li><li>German
</li><li>Slovenian
</li></ul><h2 id="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
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some rather technical details:
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<tr><td>system</td><td>Debian/Linux based Live-CD
</td></tr><tr><td>needed hardware</td><td> &#34;outdated&#34; PC (i386 p1-100 32MB RAM minimum)
</td></tr><tr><td>supported clients</td><td><a class="ext-link" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_System" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_System">*nix; *bsd; Windows; Mac OS</a>
</td></tr><tr><td>fileserver</td><td><a class="ext-link" title="http://samba.org" href="http://samba.org">samba</a> (network shares)
</td></tr><tr><td>userinterface</td><td>fully remote controlled via webbrowser
</td></tr><tr><td>encryption</td><td><a class="ext-link" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard">AES</a> via device-mapper
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<h2 id="Download">Download</h2>
<ul><li>Get the newest version by following <a class="ext-link" title="http://codecoop.org/frs/?group_id=60" href="http://codecoop.org/frs/?group_id=60">this link</a>.
<ul><li><i>kindly provided by <a class="ext-link" title="http://codecoop.org" href="http://codecoop.org">http://codecoop.org</a></i>
</li></ul></li></ul><h2 id="Whatweshare">What we share</h2>
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We do our best to help you using the <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a>.
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<ul><li>You can find detailed information in the <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBoxUser&weblang=en">user manual</a>.
</li><li>For further questions write an email to <i>cryptobox[at]systemausfall.org</i>
</li></ul><h2 id="Whatyoumightshare">What you might share</h2>
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You are not just a consumer. You can help others with your knowledge.
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<ul><li>We are looking for more translations. Take a look at the &#34;README&#34;-file in our <a href="/trac/cryptobox/browser/trunk/cbox-tree.d/usr/share/cryptobox/lang/">language section</a>. There you can find further instructions if you'd like to contribute.
</li><li>Open up a <a class="ext-link" title="https://systemausfall.org/trac/cryptobox/newticket" href="https://systemausfall.org/trac/cryptobox/newticket">ticket</a> for your feature requests and bugs.
</li></ul><h2 id="Development">Development</h2>
<ul><li>Take a look at the developer's documentation at <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBoxDev&weblang=en">CryptoBoxDev</a> for more information.
</li><li>The <a class="ext-link" title="https://systemausfall.org/trac/cryptobox/roadmap" href="https://systemausfall.org/trac/cryptobox/roadmap">development roadmap</a> shows our goals for the next release and the estimated release date.
</li><li>Join the development mailing list: <i><a class="ext-link" title="mailto:cryptobox-dev-subscribe@lists.systemausfall.org" href="mailto:cryptobox-dev-subscribe@lists.systemausfall.org">cryptobox-dev-subscribe@lists.systemausfall.org</a></i>.
</li><li>Browse the mailing list archive: <a class="ext-link" title="https://systemausfall.org/mail-archive" href="https://systemausfall.org/mail-archive">https://systemausfall.org/mail-archive</a>
</li></ul><h2 id="Acknowledgements">Acknowledgements</h2>
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<ul><li>Clavdia Horvat, Tadej Brce &amp; Dušan Rebolj - slovenian translation
</li><li><a class="ext-link" title="http://codecoop.org" href="http://codecoop.org">http://codecoop.org</a> - webspace
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<h2 id="Legalstuff">Legal stuff</h2>
<ol><li>All scripts are <a class="ext-link" title="http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html" href="http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html">GPL licensed</a>
</li><li>The documentation is licensed under a <a class="ext-link" title="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a><i></i>
</li><li>We do not take any warranty for the functionality or usability of the <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a>.
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<h2 id="Comments">Comments</h2>
<h4 id="CommentbyanonymousonTueNov291354272005">Comment by anonymous on Tue Nov 29 13:54:27 2005</h4>
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Let me just make sure I understand correctly.
The protected data is encrypted on the Cryptobox drive,
but is available in clear on the network, between the cryptobox and the user. Right?
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see the whole discussion at ticket <a href="/trac/cryptobox/ticket/83" title="NEW : implement DAV interface">#83*</a>
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<h4 id="CommentbyanonymousonSunDec40651502005">Comment by anonymous on Sun Dec 4 06:51:50 2005</h4>
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<i>Do you have suggestions on how to secure the file transfer in a platform independent way?</i>
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Perhaps the simplest thing to do would be make (one version of) <a href="?action=doc&page=CryptoBox&weblang=en">CryptoBox</a> be a https (secure web server).
(Instead of, or in addition to, being a samba file server).
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Web browsers use encryption when they upload a file to a &#34;https:// &#34; web server, right?
(using a &lt;FORM&gt; with &lt;INPUT type=&#34;file&#34; name=&#34;name_of_files&#34;&gt;, see
<a class="ext-link" title="http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.4" href="http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.4">http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.4</a>
).
Then one (static) web page on that server asks users to upload files using such a form.
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All https servers use encryption when they download files, right?
So another (dynamic) web page on that server lists all of that user's files. Each one is hotlinked, so the user simply clicks on it to download / view it.
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Perhaps a bit kludgy, but I think even unexperienced users could figure it out.
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see the whole discussion at ticket <a href="/trac/cryptobox/ticket/83" title="NEW : implement DAV interface">#83*</a>, too
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<h4 id="CommentbyanonymousonSatDec101215552005">Comment by anonymous on Sat Dec 10 12:15:55 2005</h4>
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What happens when there are multiple hard drives in the machine? Will it erase all? Does it combine them to one share with something like raid or lvm, or will they be mountable as different shares? I'd try myself, but I currently only have one free hdd to test with.
btw, wonderful tool, keep up the good work, and tell us if you need more testers :-)
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If there are multiple harddisks available, then it will use only the first. <br />
We are going to implement an interface to manually partition harddisks and choose more than one of them for (seperated) encrypted containers. This feature should be available in the next release (v0.3).<br />
If you would like to help us (e.g. by testing), then you could subscribe to the mailing list.
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<h4 id="CommentbyanonymousonSatMay61041212006">Comment by anonymous on Sat May 6 10:41:21 2006</h4>
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Could the hdd be external usb or firewire?
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yes - version 2.1 should support usb drives (firewire will work with 3.0)
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