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loop-AES encryption modules for kernel 2.6.17-2-686

This package contains the loop-AES loadable Linux kernel modules compiled for kernel 2.6.17-2-686

loop-AES can be used to encrypt disk partitions, removable media, swap space and other devices. It provides measures to strengthen the encryption: Passphrase seeds, multiple hash iterations, MD5 IV and use of alternating encryption keys.

Encryption keys can be stored in a GnuPG-encrypted keyfile, which allows the passphrase to be changed without re-encryption. Keyfiles can also be encrypted asymmetrically for multi-user access.

This package includes the cipher modules blowfish, twofish and serpent in addition to the default cipher (AES).

If you compiled a custom kernel, you will most likely need to compile a custom version of these modules as well. The package loop-aes-source has been provided for this purpose.

Package version:3.1d+3+5~bpo.2


loop-AES for Debian                    Max Vozeler <>

Mount support

  The loop-AES kernel module requires support in the mount tools
  (mount, umount, swapon, losetup) to work correctly that the 
  Debian mount package doesn't fully provide. In order to get full
  loop-AES support, you can install the loop-aes-utils package.

Loading loop-AES with udev


Written by Jari Ruusu <>, May 27 2005

Copyright 2002-2005 by Jari Ruusu.
Redistribution of this file is permitted under the GNU Public License.

Table of Contents
1.  General information
2.  Instructions for building loop cipher modules
3.  Testing loop cipher modules
4.  Cipher names that are available to losetup and mount programs
5.  Example


Written by Jari Ruusu <>, April 10 2006

Copyright 2001-2006 by Jari Ruusu.
Redistribution of this file is permitted under the GNU Public License.

Table of Contents
1.    Loop device primer
2.    General information
2.1.  Key setup and IV modes
2.2.  Use of journaling file systems on loop device
2.3.  Use of offsets and sizelimits
2.4.  Use of sof


loop-aes-modules (3.1d+3+5~bpo.2) sarge-backports; urgency=low

  * Rebuild for 2.6.17-9~bpo.1



ciphers-v1.0a    March 5 2002
    - First release to public. Includes serpent and blowfish ciphers f


loop-AES-v1.0c    April 11 2001
    - First release to public.

loop-AES-v1.1b    April 16 2001


loop-aes-source (3.1d-3~bpo.1) sarge-backports; urgency=low

  * Backport testing version for backpo


This package was debianized by Max Vozeler <> on
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 01:56:19 +0200.


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