[TriLUG] Disk Wipers
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Mon Aug 20 10:15:29 EDT 2007
On Mon, 20 Aug 2007, Craig Taylor wrote:
> The intention is for a non-profit to use donated disks to place new images
> on them. As a 'encouragement' measure they're wanting to claim some degree
> of security in the 'wipe-iness'. For me, I would be fine with a 'dd
> if=/dev/[zero|rand] of=' mechanism like some have mentioned but it's a piece
> of mind thing for the donor companies I believe...
rand will be paralysingly slow for this. Try /dev/urand for
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