Moving Baloo forward

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sat Feb 22 03:55:39 GMT 2014

Em sex 21 fev 2014, às 21:00:07, Nicolás Alvarez escreveu:
> 2014-02-21 20:30 GMT-03:00 Sebastian Kügler <sebas at>:
> > On Thursday, February 20, 2014 08:58:48 GEO wrote:
> >> Maybe a strange idea, but it would resolve the privacy problem: Baloo
> >> could
> >> optionally encrypt all the attributes using a user defined password,
> >> meaning baloo stores encrypted strings as file attributes. I have no
> >> experience with file attributes, but I suppose the performance of search
> >> queries would suck, because of the decryption.
> > 
> > Use an encrypted filesystem. :)
> That's a solution for a different problem. The problem in discussion
> is when you copy a file (perhaps to an unencrypted pendrive) unaware
> that you're also copying xattrs/metadata. Encrypting your main
> filesystem doesn't help with that.

Is the metadata any more sensitive than the data itself? If you're copying a 
file to an unencrypted filesystem, then the data is no longer secure.

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