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Re: PGP Shredder for Linux servers?


On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:41:55 -0400 (EDT), Gregory Boyce 
<[hidden email]> wrote: 
> On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, John Abreau wrote: 
>> One of our customers wants us to use PGP Shredder to destroy 
>> sensitive data of theirs when our support people are finished 
>> with it.  I looked this up and found that PGP Shredder is 
>> part of the PGP Desktop product for Windows. PGP Shredder 
>> overwrites a file with random bits in multiple passes before 
>> actually deleting the file. 
>> The customer data is centrally managed from a Linux samba 
>> server, though, and I need a way to do the same type of 
>> file destruction on the server. What's the recommended 
>> equivalent command-line software for securely deleting files 
>> on Linux? 
> I've seen srm and shred in the past, but note that secure deletion on a 
> journeled file system does not always work as expected. 
> If you can, store the directories in an encrypted partition in advance. 
> Once you're done, unmount the partition and just rm it. 
> -- 
> Greg 

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