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Are there ways to encrypt my hd or user (fedora) and host a webserver meanwhile?

I mean, having my user files encrypted while delivering non-encrypted files with the webserver or something like this.

Trying to protect my files and delivering files to clients, nothing illegal in anyway.


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There should be no problems with this. Encrypting the files provides 'at-rest' encryption of those files, and so long as the encrypted partition is mounted correctly there is nothing stopping it from being served up by a web-server. Or FTP. Or Dropbox.

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I'd kiss you if you were here. – tee Oct 1 '12 at 20:47

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