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Re: Encrypting Largish Files

by Nitsuj (Hermit)
on Sep 23, 2001 at 08:24 UTC ( #114138=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Encrypting Largish Files

PGP it. It's not that there aren't perl solutions to this problem, it's that there are already VERY good standalone executable solutions to it. If it's too many files to do this by hand, either use a clever command line or a script that calls PGP. One of the keys to good software is wise use and reuse... you gotta know what your assets are, and so forth. This is one of those cases where a full blown script just isn't necessary or even the best idea.

Just Another Perl Backpacker

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Re: Re: Encrypting Largish Files
by filmo (Scribe) on Sep 26, 2001 at 20:56 UTC
    Sounds good, but isn't there a signficant performance penalty (I've heard as high as 1000 x) using public key encryption versus a private key encryption system? I can't have the server brought to its knees while trying to encrypt a large mySQL dump.
    Filmo the Klown
      There will be a performance hit, but I would expect the same hit from most encryption algorithms as well as any script running them. Another suggestion would be a secured FTP client of some sort or another similar device if you're talking about doing this "on the fly" if it's in backups, encrypt them on a separate system.

      Just Another Perl Backpacker

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