Bug 70002 - losetup doesn't understand des encryption
Summary: losetup doesn't understand des encryption
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 69207
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-07-28 17:43 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-07-28 17:55:44 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-07-28 17:43:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
after creating a block file (Following the loopback encryption howto), tying to 
issue the following 
losetup -e des /dev/loop3 /path/tofile 
ioctl: LOOP_SET_STATUS: Invalid Argument 
using -e xor instead of -e des lets it complete.  From what I can gather, this 
means that the 
util-linux doesn't contain some patches that make the des encryption work. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  losetup -e des /dev/loop3 /path/tofile (created by dd) 
2.  enter a password 
3.enter a hex offset 

Actual Results:  error:  ioctl: LOOP_SET_STATUS: Invalid Argument 

Expected Results:  the system should have mounted the file via the lookback 
encrypted with DES. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-08-02 14:33:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69207 ***

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