Encrypt file names

Bug #800621 reported by Shish on 2011-06-22
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Bug Description

If the government raid my server and see an encrypted file called "plan to overthrow the government.txt", the name alone is probably enough to make bad things happen to me...

(It's not much of an issue for me personally, but if your target audience is people who are crazy about privacy, encrypting file names would probably be a good selling point)

Syncany does not store the original files on the server, but rather encrypted chunks of these files. On the server, you'll see files like that:

chunk-abc
chunk-xyz
...

So there are no filenames exposed to the remote storage.

Changed in syncany:
status: New → Invalid
Shish (shish) wrote :

the "update-<computer name>-<some numbers>" file seems to be a plain text map of filenames to chunk IDs

True. but only temporarily. It makes debugging easier :-D
Once we're going to 'stable', this will be encrypted too.

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