johhnylatey
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File sharing & encrytion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 am

Hello

I want to set up file-sharing between Pi4 and Win 10 but the only instructions I can find is https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=205379 which is all command line and doesn't have a GUI. Compare to Mint: https://www.technig.com/share-files-via ... indows-10/

Is there a similar standard-type GUI that I can install on Raspbian?

Disk encryption
I have searched and searched but cannot find how to encrypt the SD card as most other Linux distros allow. It's not possible, is it?

Heater
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Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Re: File sharing & encrytion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:00 am

No idea. I fond doing it on the command line much easier. In general it's well worth spending the time to get familiar with CLI.

ejolson
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Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:47 am

Re: File sharing & encrytion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 am

johhnylatey wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 am
Hello

I want to set up file-sharing between Pi4 and Win 10 but the only instructions I can find is https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=205379 which is all command line and doesn't have a GUI. Compare to Mint: https://www.technig.com/share-files-via ... indows-10/

Is there a similar standard-type GUI that I can install on Raspbian?

Disk encryption
I have searched and searched but cannot find how to encrypt the SD card as most other Linux distros allow. It's not possible, is it?
I wonder how Mint allows users to set up shares. Could the GUI modify smb.conf behind the scenes and then signal samba to reload it? Is there some complicated protocol involving dbus?

For full disk encryption on the Pi I think you would set up an initial RAM disk that unlocks the card and then pivots root to the cryptographic mount. More practical might be to only encrypt home directories and use PAM to unlock and mount the corresponding home directory when a user logs in. It is also possible to set up encfs on just a few subdirectories and have the user mount and unmount those directories as needed.

graphicw
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Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:04 pm

Re: File sharing & encrytion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:20 am

Read up on Luks. It will be your friend when wanting to encrypt a disk in Linux. I do not consider Windows a secure platform if you desire to hide info from say the likes of "Big Brother". Stick with Linux is a better option in my opinion.

dumplingseggplant
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Re: File sharing & encrytion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:49 am

It will be a way simpler using Command-Line.

johhnylatey
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:57 pm

Re: File sharing & encrytion

Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:42 am

Thanks for replies. graphicw: will take a look at LUX.

Pity about CLI for file-sharing, but it;s not the end of the world.

Cheers

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