Bug 70002 - losetup doesn't understand des encryption
losetup doesn't understand des encryption
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 69207
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-07-28 13:43 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-28 13:55:44 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-07-28 13:43:51 EDT
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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. 

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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 10:33:49 EDT

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

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