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Bug#113118: ITP: srm -- a secure replacement for rm(1)

hmm, I just found 'shred' in GNU fileutils.

Given the fact that we already have 'wipe' and 'shred' I don't see a reason
to package 'srm'.


Sat, Sep 22, 2001 at 03:40:58PM -0400 wrote:
> > How does it differ from `wipe'?
> How about secure delete? It, AFAIK, is NOT packaged. The freshmeat page is
> here: http://freshmeat.net/projects/securedelete/
> It also has a file called srm with the same functionality and it also has
> smem, sfill, and sswap tools (with predictabe funcationality). I could not
> find a license in my quick one through.
> It's slow but I've used it and been pretty happy with it so far.
> It's pretty crazy and the readme claims it does:
>       1x overwrite with 0xff
>       5x random passes
>      28x overwriting with special values to make the recovery from MFM and
>          RLL encoded harddisks hard/impossible - see Gutmann's paper on that
>          which is also included.
>       5x random passes
> I've considered packaging this several times and may want to get around to
> it eventually.
> -- 
> Mako Hill
> mako@debian.org
> http://people.debian.org/~mako/

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