I'm dumping mySQL tables to a file. Before they are transfered off the server, I want to encrypt them to keep prying eyes out. (this is all being executed via a Perl script to be run in cron) I've looked at the Crypt::xxx modules, but I'm not clear on the concept of how to implement them. Do I need to break the file down into chunks the size of "blocksize" or can I feed the whole file to the encryption algorithm and let it do it's thing.
Also, I assume that when they say "key", they're refering to the password of x length. I.E. "myPassord123" would be a key 11 bytes in length???
Filmo the Klown