fs_getcrypt - Displays the state of encryption for AFS file transfers
The fs getcrypt
command shows the status of network traffic encryption
for file traffic in the AFS client. This encryption applies to file traffic
going to and coming from the AFS server for users with valid tokens. The
complement of this command is fs setcrypt
which sets the status of
encryption on the client.
AFS uses an encryption scheme called fcrypt, based on but slightly weaker than
DES. Because fcrypt and DES are obsolete, the user must decide how much to
trust the encryption. Consider using a Virtual Private Network at the IP level
if better encryption is needed.
Encrypting file traffic requires a token. Unauthenticated connections or
connections authorized via IP-based ACLs will not be encrypted even when
encryption is turned on.
- Prints the online help for this command. All other valid
options are ignored.
If encryption is enabled, the output is:
Security level is currently crypt (data security).
If encryption if disabled, the output is:
Security level is currently clear.
There is only one way to invoke fs getcrypt
% fs getcrypt
No special priviledges are required for this command.
The description of the fcrypt encryption mechanism at
Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE
file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.