From: Silent Partner (sp at domain silentpartner.cx)
Date: Sun 02 Feb 2003 - 16:49:58 GMT
Just to preface that I have searched Google and Sourceforge and freshmeat etc
with this query, and returned nothing of use.
Does anybody know of a Linux tool that will erase a hard disk to US Department
of Defence 5220-22M Standard. Basically the spec says that non-removable rigid
disks, or hard drives must be sanitized for reuse by overwriting all addressable
locations with a character, its complement, then a random character and verify.
The tool doesn't have to be opensource, a commercial option that runs on Linux
is fine, so long as it doesn't come with a "per run" licence model as what I've
been finding with some other solutions.
The application is intended for wiping drives as opposed to individual files in
a filesystem, although, if anyone is aware of opensource tools for the later
which I can modify to do the former, then I'd be obliged to hear about it.
Compliance with the spec under a Linux system is what I'm after, not another
adequate means to sanitise a disk.
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