Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Undocumented internal encrypt/decrypt in FB
Author jesus martinez
I also agree. It isnt a philosophical discussion if it

is a good way to protect data or not.
sometimes there are scenarios where the balance
of costs/benefits ask for not having "plain-text"
and just that.

i also want to thanks to all of you that gave us
your points of view about the issue.

unaffortunatelly what i got was this answer: forget
the idea of having an encrypted FB at the moment,
right ?

> > > The page level database encryption can be
> enabled with just a macro
> > > definition turned on at the compile stage. But
> so far nobody was
> able to
> > > provide a key management scheme that would
> satisfy all the engine
> > > favors. Sorry, but the embedded case usage only
> is not enough for
> the
> > > feature to be committed.
> >
> > A non good shielded encryption is better than the
> nothing ;)
> >
> I agree. At a local hardware store I can buy a
> pre-hung door. Such
> doors usually have a hole for a latch mechanism, and
> I can choose one
> without a lock or I can spend a great deal of money
> on a very secure
> lock. I could drill the hole myself, but it's much
> simpler if the
> manufacturer does it.
> We're just asking for the hole.
> Michael D. Spence
> Mockingbird Data Systems, Inc.

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