RE: Solaris disk wipe utilitiy?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 16:49:53 -0500
If you are required to use a DOD level erase processes, it will be best to
get a commercial product that specifically does that. I have a feeling that
you don't have to otherwise it would have been part of a pre-conceived
destruction process for the drives at the EOL of the equipment before the
DOD sensitive data was put on there. I forget what it's called, but I
believe it is required of all classified processing equipment to have an EOL
plan to ensure data destruction before any processing even starts. If
you're not sure what I am talking about, please please please check with
your security officer.
As per sun managers:
IMHO. dd the s2 partition a few dozen times, or have the format command do a
destructive analysis (write, compare, purge, or verify) for a few days, or
both. If you're paranoid, set the parameters to 1000 passes, use random bit
patterns, etc... as insane as ya want to go. If you're really paranoid, have
the drives set out for DOD level destruction and buy new ones ;).
From: MacDougall, Shane [mailto:Shane_MacDougall@jeffersonwells.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 11:59 AM
Subject: Solaris disk wipe utilitiy?
Does anybidy know of a DOD-compliant file/disk wipe utility for Solaris
2.8/2.9? We need to clean off our Sunfire box soon, and need to do it