I just subscribed to the C14 service, but I am still a little confused about how data is encrypted.
I created an archive with SSH connection enabled, and am using SFTP (Filezilla on Linux) to connect to the safe-deposit box. However, it seems that I need neither a password nor a keyfile to authenticate when I connect to the C14 server. Same when using scp via the command line. Can that be right?
Furthermore, am I right that when you encrypt the data for archiving you are generating a new symmetric encryption key that can then be downloaded and eventually deleted on the server by the user? In that case, why do I have to associate an SSH public key to an archive? What is that key actually used for?
Finally, I seem to be having a hard time getting a connection to your servers at all. 9 out of 10 times the connection times out, while the unique hostname given can be pinged just fine however. Is that exceptional or is it the level of availability I have to expect?
Thanks a lot!