[rescue] Secure Sun wipe utility?

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Tue Feb 21 11:28:55 CST 2006

>>I'm rescuing an E450 from $work and I'd like to wipe the drive at
>>least to DOD standards.
> I thought DoD standards of wiping involved pulverizing the drive to
> shrapnel, incinerating the shrapnel, and dividing the ashes among
> multiple disposal sites.

Close. I think the current app the Navy office here uses is BCWipe. I 
think the DOD standard they follow is seven full "wipes" of the drive.

Using dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/dsk/whatever really ought to do that. 
Sometimes the Navy folks will put the Unix drive in a PeeCee and run 
BCWipe on it that way so they can say they have followed the rules.


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