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Re: [SLUG] Linux-based Data Scrubbers?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux-based Data Scrubbers?
- From: James Gray <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:11:07 +1000
- Cc: Martin Pool <mbp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 30/08/2006, at 12:20 PM, Martin Pool wrote:
On 30 Aug 2006, James Gray <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
So the call goes out - anyone know of anything that will do this? I
happy to roll-my-own boot CD etc, but I'm turning up blanks for the
data scrubber. It's pretty simple though (to meet the .jp
1. write a constant pattern to *every* sector on the drive (either 00
2. log the result of #1
3. celebrate your superiority for erasing the drive.
Just curious - where do you log it, if you're running off a boot cd
just clobbered the drives? Onto a new partition?
Who the hell knows? :P The Japanese government wrote the rules and
if they're anything like the Aussie parliament, they have narry a
clue between all of them about the technicalities this "logging"
requirement creates. I'm not that fussy - for all I care, they can
break out the digital camera and photograph the screen!
Seriously though, if it's booting from floppy, write to floppy. If
it's booting from CD, send via e-mail, or write to a floppy, write to
a network share? None of which sound particularly simple to
implement given that every network is different and many (most) PC's
these days don't come with floppy drives anymore.