RE: Wiping Solaris Servers



On Mon, 17 Sep 2007, Roten, Charles D. wrote:

Helix and Backtrack are x86 LiveCD distributions. They will not run on
SPARC hardware, which is what I assume the target architecture to be.

Either one would have to recompile and rebuild the ISO(s) for SPARC
architectures, or remount the disks to be wiped in a SCSI-equipped Intel
system and perform the operation there.

Maybe someone needs to port DBAN (http://dban.sourceforge.net/) to Sparc. (I would, but I gave away all my Sparc hardware (almost a ton) in the last move.)




Charles Roten, CISSP
Technical Specialist II
Technology Solutions Group
Enterprise Risk Services
Washington Mutual


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From: MILES John M (LC) [mailto:John.Miles@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 3:07 PM
To: Levenglick, Jeff; Holstein, Robert - BLS CTR;
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Subject: RE: Wiping Solaris Servers

Why not just boot to a forensic distro like Helix or BackTrack and let
"wipe" run for X passes, or do something like dd if=/dev/urandom
of=/dev/sda && dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda . . .



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