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Re: What is the most useful potential feature which Emacs lacks?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: What is the most useful potential feature which Emacs lacks?
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 23:25:36 -0400

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  > > SSL encrypts the data for transport between Tramp and the nextcloud
  > > server.  Whan I am talking about is to store the data in encrypted
  > > form _in_ the nextcloud server, and not decrypt them until you fetch
  > > them back again.

  > Tramp cannot run processes on a remote nextcloud server. Fortunately,
  > this isn't needed.

We may be miscommunicating.

You should _only_ do encryption and decryption on your own machine,
using free software that you installed in the usual way.  You cannot
trust a server to do those operations for you.

So the way I have in mind is that Tramp would automatically encrypt
any file before sending it to Nextcloud, and decrypt after fetching
it.  So you would not have to choose your file names to specify "this
is encrypted data."  Tramp, when uploading, would put in something to
indicate that Tramp had encrypted the data, and that would tell Tramp
to decrypt it when fetching it back.

The file name you started with should be encrypted too, so that the 
nextcloud instance cannot see what it was.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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