> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of > Jason C. Wells > Sent: Thursday, 17 January 2008 9:10 p.m. > To: freebsd general questions > Subject: Gutman Method on Empty Space > > Can anyone recommend a utility for the secure overwriting of > unused disc > space?
split -b 200m /dev/random randomdata ; sync && rm randomdata* Run as many times as your paranoia factor requires on your file system. Gutman suggests in his own writings that overwriting with random data makes the most sense with modern disks. Run as root to extend the writes past the soft filesystem limit. Use whatever split parameters you fancy for the file sizes. The "srm" port has fancy features for file/directory deletions. Cheers, Brent _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"