What is ecryptfsd?

Asked by Dustin Kirkland  on 2008-09-25

eCryptfs has been well tested on EXT3, and it should work well on other popular local filesystems such as JFS, XFS, ReiserFS, and so forth. Changes in the 2.6.24 kernel make eCryptfs more functional on NFS and CIFS, although there is still a little more work to do in order to make eCryptfs function as well on networked filesystems as it currently works on local filesystems. There is a patch to help resolve an unlink bug with eCryptfs on NFS; this patch will eventually make it upstream once it is well tested.

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From the FAQ:

ecryptfsd is a daemon that runs as the user performing file operations under the eCryptfs mount point. It manages public key operations in userspace on file open events. ecryptfsd only needs to be run when a mount is done with a public key module.