Manual Reference Pages - FS_SETCRYPT (1)
fs_setcrypt - Enables of disables the encryption of AFS file transfers
fs setcrypt [-crypt] <on/off> [-help]
The fs setcrypt command sets the status of network traffic encryption
for file traffic in the AFS client. This encryption applies to file
traffic going to and coming from the AFS File Server for users with valid
tokens. This command does not control the encryption used for
authentication, which uses Kerberos 5 or klog/kaserver. The complement of
this command is fs getcrypt, which shows the status of encryption on
The default encryption status is enabled on Windows. It is disabled on all
non-Windows clients by default. You may enable encryption by default on
non-Windows platforms by executing fs setcrypt -crypt on immediately
after the client daemon starts. For example, on Linux, you can do this
within the SysV init script, or with systemds ExecStartPost parameter.
This is a global setting and applies to all subsequent connections to an
AFS File Server from this Cache Manager. There is no way to enable or
disable encryption for specific connections.
AFS uses an encryption scheme called fcrypt, based on but slightly weaker
than DES, and there is currently no way to specify a different encryption
mechanism. Because fcrypt and DES are obsolete, the user must decide how
much to trust the encryption. Consider using a Virtual Private Network at
the IP level if better encryption is needed.
Encrypting file traffic requires a token. Unauthenticated connections or
connections authorized via IP-based ACLs will not be encrypted even when
encryption is turned on.
This is the only option to fs setcrypt. The -crypt option takes
either on or off. on enables encryption. off disables
encryption. Since this is the only option, the -crypt flag may be
0 and 1 or true and false are not supported as replacements
for on and off.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
This command produces no output other than error messages.
There are only four ways to invoke fs setcrypt. Either of:
% fs setcrypt -crypt on
% fs setcrypt on
will enable encryption for authenticated connections and:
% fs setcrypt -crypt off
% fs setcrypt off
will disable encryption.
The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser root.
The description of the fcrypt encryption mechanism at
Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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