How to encrypt /home directories in Ubuntu 20.04 with an alternative to eCryptfs?

I have a specific use case in which there are multiple users and I only need the Home folder for each encrypted using something like eCryptfs – https://www.howtogeek.com/116032/how-to-encrypt-your-home-folder-after-installing-ubuntu/ – but it is buggy and under-maintained and many have reported does not work with Ubuntu 18.04+ and even sometimes stuck in a login loop. Any alternative to eCryptfs? Thanks

John the ripper – ecryptfs – sample not cracked: 0 password hashes cracked

Good morning all,

I tried to use john the ripper on the sample : ecryptfs_sample_metadata.tar (password is ‘openwall’)

witch i downolad here: https://openwall.info/wiki/john/sample-non-hashes

The passeword is openwall.

If i try

sudo john ecryptfs_sample_metadata.tar --progress-every=10 --mask='openwal?l' 

The result is:

Warning: detected hash type "mysql", but the string is also recognized as "oracle" Use the "--format=oracle" option to force loading these as that type instead Warning: detected hash type "mysql", but the string is also recognized as "pix-md5" Use the "--format=pix-md5" option to force loading these as that type instead Using default input encoding: UTF-8 Loaded 1 password hash (mysql, MySQL pre-4.1 [32/64]) Warning: no OpenMP support for this hash type, consider --fork=4 Press 'q' or Ctrl-C to abort, almost any other key for status 0g 0:00:00:00  0g/s 185.7p/s 185.7c/s 185.7C/s openwala..openwalq Session completed 

If i try show i have the result:

0 password hashes cracked, 1 left 

I try to ad

--format=oracle  

or

--format=pix-md5  

with the same result.

Does anyone have an idea why the password is not cracked?