[tahoe-dev] protecting caps

Scott Dial scott+tahoe-dev at scottdial.com
Tue Aug 2 11:39:45 UTC 2011

On 8/2/2011 6:58 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Joseph Ming <josephming at ymail.com> writes:
>> Are users encouraged to save a copy of their root cap somewhere other
>> than their harddrive? Is there any mechanism to help the user do
>> something like that?
> Also, "enscript .tahoe/private/aliases | lpr" works.  At least, it
> prints, but I haven't tried to type it in.

A personal favorite of mine is to send encrypted emails to myself at
reasonably durable email-hosting services. This works fairly well:

$ openssl enc -e -aes-256-ecb -a < ~/.tahoe/private/aliases \
    | mail -s "Tahoe CAPS" foo at bar.com

Scott Dial
scott at scottdial.com

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