Chris -

It doesn't look like they do quite what I'd like.  Here's the man page
for shred (http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?shred+1).  Shred is used
in a shell script called Autoclave
(http://staff.washington.edu/jdlarios/autoclave/) to securely wipe a
hard drive before getting rid of it.  I've attached the "autoclave.sh"
script (as long as attachments are allowed, ask me for it if you don't
get the attachment).

Ben

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Pressey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 1:50 PM
To: Pratt, Benjamin E.
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Secure Deletion (Like shred for Linux)??

On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:31:52 -0600
"Pratt, Benjamin E." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hello -
> 
> I'm fairly new to FreeBSD and was wondering if there are any other
> programs out there for secure deletion.  I know that you can use the
> -P flag with rm to overwrite files but you can't specify the
> iterations of overwriting.
> 
> What I'm looking for is something similar to (or exactly like) shred
> for Linux.  Is it out there??
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Ben

Hi,

The only programs I've seen like what you describe are 'obliterate' and
'srm'.

  /usr/ports/sysutils/obliterate
  /usr/ports/security/srm

I'm not sure either of them does exactly what you want (specifying how
many times to overwrite the file,) but they may be worth checking out.

-Chris

Attachment: autoclave.sh
Description: autoclave.sh

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