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Take a look at the README file. There you find more detailed information about the installation and configuration of the CryptoNAS-Server package.

Requirements for the CryptoNAS live-CD

The CryptoNAS live-CD runs on any x86 compatible PC with:

The harddisk does not need to be inside of the CryptoNAS computer. You can also use external devices like USB-drives. All drives supported by the Linux kernel (2.6.18) can be used: IDE, SCSI, USB, FireWire, SATA, RAID, ...

Because of the high number of different supported storage media we call an encrypted disk a volume. This includes (e.g.): USB-sticks, firewire-disks, flash-drives, digital cameras, MP3-player, MMC/SD-cards.

Requirements of the CryptoNAS-Server

The CryptoNAS-Server package can be installed on any system with at least:

In general a server package should run on any Linux distribution, but we only provide Debian packages. So you have to install the necessary files on your own to the right places if you are using a different linux distribution.

File access

Once you have opened an encrypted volume through the web frontend of the CryptoNAS you can access the volume's data within your local network via:

The CryptoNAS-Server package will smoothly integrate into your existing fileserver. It provides mount points which can be shared via your favourite protocols (e.g.: WebDAV or NFS).


The encrypted disk partitions are LUKS volumes. This makes it also possible to access your data directly with every modern linux system or via FreeOTFE (for Microsoft products). Read more in the FAQ.

You can select your favourite encryption algorithm from all ciphers supported by the linux kernel. The default is aes-cbc-essiv:sha256.