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FUSE/EncFS mount always running as root

I thought I'd get it running. After I had to set up a fresh OS install (Ubuntu MATE 22.04) I was trying to mount my EncFS share. The problem is that it seems to be mounted under the wrong (i.e. root) ...
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Use homebrew to install encfs on macOS?

I'd like to use homebrew to install encfs on macOS. Ideally, this would look like: brew install macfuse brew install encfs As of macOS 12/Monterey, the first command works, but the second one does ...
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Error: encfs has been disabled because it requires FUSE

I'm trying to install and run command in macOS Catalina 10.15.7: brew install encfs but getting error below Error: encfs has been disabled because it requires FUSE! or Error: homebrew/fuse was ...
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Request passphrase from remote device on boot (phone, workstation, etc) in Linux

I have an encrypted encfs mount on a server running Ubuntu 18.04. I manually have to login to mount the drive, entering my passphrase. Storing the passphrase on the server would make the encryption ...
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cannot see files after mounting encfs directory

I have an ubuntu 18.04 machine with encrypted home partition and the home directory is backed up using rsnapshot. So for example, I have the following directory structure in my rsnapshot drive: ...
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No mounting point in /etc/mtab when using encfs from within apache2

I've written a webpage that lets me remotely mount an encfs encrypted folder, which is then accessible via WebDAV. It's basically just a password form with a mount / unmount button, which tries to ...
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Encfs unmounted drive is still visible

So I used this: encfs ~/secret ~/plaintext Then I wrote some text files to plaintext directory. Then I unmounted by doing this: fusermount -u ~/plaintext Yet when I go to the /secret/ directory I ...
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Can anyone decrypt files when 2 copies present on EncFS?

Can anyone clarify this conclusion in the audit on EncFS: 'EncFS is probably safe as long as the adversary only gets one copy of the ciphertext and nothing more. EncFS is not safe if the adversary ...
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Multi-user cross-platform client-side on-disk encryption with a SMB/AFS NAS?

I have an old Lacie 5big NAS that does not support encryption. It speaks SMB, AFS and FTP. I'm looking for a way to store encrypted data on the NAS, at the same time it should be accessible by ...
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Private encfs mount (limited access per-process)

How to restrict access to an encfs mount to (a) specific process(es)? By default, encfs is visible only to the current user (except when using the --public option). Running encfs as another user has ...
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Storing EncFS's config file in SmartCard/Token

I used to store a random generated keyfile in a SmartCard and TrueCrypt was able to access this keyfile using PKCS #11. I'm trying EncFS now. Some people complain about it storing some of its ...
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"Input/output errors" using encfs folder inside Dropbox folder

I have a 200 gig Encfs encrypted file system living in my Dropbox and being accessed by multiple machines, and I've never had any problems with it until now. I moved about 10 gigs of data around on ...
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Change name encryption algorithm?

EncFS offers 2 different modes for encrypting filenames: "block" and "stream". I left the defaults and it chose "block". Now I'm discovering the filepaths it has created are too long for Windows to ...
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Use private keys only from ssh-agent, avoiding "Too many authentication failures"

I store all my private keys encrypted in encfs file. I mount (decrypt) encfs file to folder, add all private keys to ssh-agent with a lifetime flag and unmount folder. In this case my private key ...
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Mount encfs volume created by encfs4win on OS X or Linux

I created a few encfs volumes on Windows 7 using encfs4win. One is on Dropbox others are elswhere. I am not able to mount these volumes on Linux or OS X. On Linux Mint I use the frontend Cryptkeeper ...
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Mount encfs volume via RDP client

On a Windows machine with Windows 7 installed I created an encfs volume in Dropbox using encfs4win. I can mount this volume without a problem when I am working on that machine. I tried to mount that ...
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fuse + encfs, can mount but cannot unmount with fusermount

I created two directories in home, and mounted them with default configurations with encfs. That worked well enough, the file system is mounted and encrypted fine. The odd part now is that I cannot ...
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encfs mysql datadir: Errcode: 13

I'm using encfs to encode the /var/lib/mysql data directory, but mysql returns Errcode: 13 at any attemp of create tables or databases. To do so, I moved all files to a temporary dir, created the ...
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How can I get Dropbox not to sync a particular folder that doesn't have read permissions?

I am using Dropbox 2.4.10 on OS X. I use Spotlight with an encfs-encrypted folder inside my Dropbox, which is mounted with the -o local option to get it to work on OS X 10.9 (see here). As a result, ...
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How can I store encfs6.xml in another location (and still make it detectable)?

How can I make encfs4win search for the encfs6 file in another location? I tried modifying the encfs_mount.cmd file at the end, like so: set ENCFS6_CONFIG=c:/test1/.encfs6.xml %pathtoencfs%encfs -...
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Is it possible to make encfs mount point unwritable when not mounted?

I am using encfs and I've been quite happy with it so far, but I have one issue that can be somewhat annoying. Say my favourite mount point is ~/encfsmnt. My problem is that if my encfs isn't mounted ...
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Can a mounted encfs provide information enabling future access?

If someone has access to a system with an encfs mounted, can he extract information that enables him to decrypt the encfs content some time later?
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Install EncFS on Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8)

I use EncFS to encrypt my files. So far, I've been using the installer provided by BoxCryptor. It packs EncFS 1.7.4, MacFuse and MacFusion in one installer and works nicely on Mountain Lion. But ...
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How to encrypt existing files with encfs

Encfs documentation explains how to create two new folders (raw storage and mounted folder). Once a new file is created in the mounted folder, it is automatically encrypted and saved to the raw ...
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Is there a way to encrypt a mounted file system for off-site backup?

I want to efficiently back up an encrypted copy of my hard drive. I am currently using rsync to backup an unencrypted copy, and I find it quite efficient. I looked at duplicity and rsyncrypto, but ...
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Not automount with encfs on login?

I would like to use encfs to create an encrypted folder but i do not want to automatically mount it when the user logs in. I'd like to type the password eachtime. How do i configure it to do that?
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