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Mathematician who is going deep into collaborations with commercial sector businesses. They have me working on different technologies and throw really interesting problems at me.

Love thinking too deeply about almost anything; sea turtle speed. Maybe I will manage to outrace the sail fish! lol


Jan
11
comment How to understand the filesystem concepts used by encfs?
I am still struggling with trying to create a pictorial representation of the mechanics in question 1. Would you please provide any step-by-step walk through the process? I have a confusion possibly because I picture a file unencrypted and when encfs encrypts it through the algorithm, the bits are rearranged in a way which makes it unreadable. How is it actually done?
Jan
11
asked How to understand the filesystem concepts used by encfs?
Jan
8
comment Simplest way to password protect a directory and its contents without having to create new files?
That is an amazing explanation. I feel like I learned alot. And the extra links help. So the filesystem made by encfs is 'jumbled up blocks of the original file' and through encfs you can navigate and read it; because the original filesystem is not compatible to use these blocks of data. and the encrypted directory is hidden to not get into it by accident. and if you did you would see nothing?
Jan
8
accepted Simplest way to password protect a directory and its contents without having to create new files?
Jan
8
comment Simplest way to password protect a directory and its contents without having to create new files?
the answer is very useful and practical. I would appreciate very much if you could add some more text to explain what each operation is doing if that is not a bother to you. And could you explain what is meant by a filesystem in this context, and the relevance of mounting?
Jan
8
comment Simplest way to password protect a directory and its contents without having to create new files?
@bdowning, yes, you articulated it correctly. I do not understand filesystems and their operation. I would work blindly with the commands without understanding the concepts.
Jan
8
comment Simplest way to password protect a directory and its contents without having to create new files?
@FaheemMitha, I also would like to avoid the filesystem route, it sounds complicated.
Jan
8
comment Simplest way to password protect a directory and its contents without having to create new files?
creating a new file and deleting previous is a .zip route with password protection. I don't understand the file system and mounting route you refer to. Is there not some program which jumbles up the file in some way and then can put it back into order?
Jan
8
asked Simplest way to password protect a directory and its contents without having to create new files?
Jan
6
accepted How to make a folder request root password to view execute?
Jan
5
asked How to make a folder request root password to view execute?
Dec
28
awarded  Teacher
Dec
28
comment Kernel module for Cisco VPN client doesn't compile under ubuntu 10.04 LTS?
In the end I used another vpn client, it is described in this post: unix.stackexchange.com/q/27506/1325
Dec
28
accepted Installing OpenVPN to replace Cisco VPN because Cisco will not work with the kernel I am on or downgrade instead?
Dec
28
answered Installing OpenVPN to replace Cisco VPN because Cisco will not work with the kernel I am on or downgrade instead?
Dec
24
comment Kernel module for Cisco VPN client doesn't compile under ubuntu 10.04 LTS?
if I install Debian instead, will this problem be fixed? If I install the stable version will that kernel not be too recent? I use Unetbootin (thanks)
Dec
24
accepted Kernel module for Cisco VPN client doesn't compile under ubuntu 10.04 LTS?
Dec
24
comment Installing OpenVPN to replace Cisco VPN because Cisco will not work with the kernel I am on or downgrade instead?
@Giles, I am not sure whether I can use SSH instead. It is the holidays and the support staff are not available. But would SSH actually allow me to browse journals? Do you have in mind that I find the link to the pdf that I desire and then I use a command on the terminal prompt to download it? Because I remember SSH as being restricted to a terminal.
Dec
23
asked Installing OpenVPN to replace Cisco VPN because Cisco will not work with the kernel I am on or downgrade instead?
Dec
20
comment Kernel module for Cisco VPN client doesn't compile under ubuntu 10.04 LTS?
can you tell me how to do this down grade in an edit plz? And also the command to check the kernel edition? Can you tell me if this will cause me to lose data and state of the user?