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Here's a small problem I got. Hope someone can help me out.

  1. Two machines connected by a crossover-cable. One got XP, the other Win7
  2. Exchange works fine: read and write from and to both machines
  3. Mount two truecrypt volumes (not file containers): one on each machine
  4. Writing files from the tc-volume one machine to the tc-volume on the other does not function

Question: how come? And how to solve?

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As always: Read the documentation! – mailq Nov 1 '11 at 18:59
@mailq That doesn't address this poster's problem. – SysAdmin1138 Nov 1 '11 at 20:31
Reading the manual indeed does not answer my question. First: that part in the manual is actually quite short. Second: it suggests that the construction I am trying to create should work, which it does not. I already checked the forum and other internet sites. – user103770 Nov 1 '11 at 21:08
I'll bet the SMB file-sharing protocol is not insulated enough from the overlaying filesystem for this to work. TrueCrypt has a driver encrypting the data written by the filesystem to the volume (which is the SMB client-side in this case), but I'll bet those encrypted blocks are confusing SMB, which probably expects to look inside at the filesystem data for some reason. – Fran May 8 '12 at 18:13

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