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Re: Secure wipe considered voodoo (was Re: favorite dban parameters)

On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 02:16:01 -0500, Ron wrote in message 

> On 2009-07-25 00:54, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > At the boot: prompt I usually key in autostart 5 then hit enter.  A 
> > 200GB disk takes about 8 hours to clean so figure your timing 
> > accordingly if you decide to use this.
> http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/secure_del.html
> Read the 2nd paragraph of the Epilogue, and then scale that up from 
> 80GB to 200, 250, 320, etc, etc.
> Were I to get rid of a HDD, I'd put it in an external enclosure, 
> fdisk it to make 1 huge partition, mkfs it vfat or ext2, then run 
> this script:
> http://members.cox.net/ron.l.johnson/sfill.py
..another universally, well supported way across all conceivable 
operating systems, is the shot gun puzzle... ;o)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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