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Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:40 am

Simple question: What's the difference between and wipe and a secure wipe in BootIt BM? I'm guessing a wipe fills the drive with zeroes, and a secure wipe fills the drive with random data.

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:24 am

See page 38 of the manual.

Ping TBU: The above post is reported as no longer being available in my news client (Forte v7).

DrT

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:45 am

Cheers, that explains it.

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:04 am

The latest version also adds the simple erase (all zeros) to the secure
hardware wipe even though it's not technically a secure wipe (enhanced wipe
is) as that is used by most SSD devices to clear/reset them to all zeros and
sometimes recommended by the SSD manufactures to recover from problems. To
get hardware wiping options, you have to use BIOS (direct) Bus type and only
works for entire drive wipes.


"The Seeker" wrote in message news:2623@public.bootitbm...

Simple question: What's the difference between and wipe and a secure wipe in
BootIt BM? I'm guessing a wipe fills the drive with zeroes, and a secure
wipe fills the drive with random data.

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:27 pm

Thanks for the extra details :)

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:08 pm

On Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:24:43 PDT, DrTeeth wrote:

>See page 38 of the manual.
>
>Ping TBU: The above post is reported as no longer being available in my news client (Forte v7).
>
>DrT
>
It downloaded for me without problems just now (Agent 6).

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:04 am

A test message posted here using the web interface also downloaded okay as are the messages from the other NGs that I monitor.

With this whole thread, the headers download but with a message saying that the post is no longer available. Unfortunately, this glitch co-insides with a very quiet period on this news server so cannot check things properly :( .

DrT

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:31 pm

On Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:04:32 PDT, DrTeeth wrote:

>A test message posted here using the web interface also downloaded okay as are the messages from the other NGs that I monitor.
>
>With this whole thread, the headers download but with a message saying that the post is no longer available. Unfortunately, this glitch co-insides with a very quiet period on this news server so cannot check things properly
>
>
>DrT
>
You have indicated that you are using Agent 7.
One of the changes in 7 is (from the release notes):-

>"A message body can be retrieved using its article number or its Message-ID. Prior to version 7.0 the default for Agent was to retrieve by article number and revert to using the Message-ID if that failed. With this release we have changed the default to always retrieve by Message-ID. We made this change because retrieval by Message-ID is now generally faster and more reliable.
>
>We also added the Request message bodies by Message-ID option to the Advanced News Server Settings dialog, which you can uncheck if you want to revert to the old behavior."

I have noted in the past that there is a 'quirk' in the Terabyte NNTP
software that stops me getting messages by Message-ID.

Try unchecking the option referred to above for the Terabyte news
server.

Cheers

Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:45 am

On Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:31:36 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Tom Cole disturbed my reverie and
wrote:

>I have noted in the past that there is a 'quirk' in the Terabyte NNTP
>software that stops me getting messages by Message-ID.
>
>Try unchecking the option referred to above for the Terabyte news
>server.

That nailed it Tom, many thanks.
--

Cheers

DrT
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Re: Wipe vs Secure Wipe

Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:18 pm

What is used to make phpbb3 have a NNTP interface is open source at
https://github.com/TBOpen/papercut

"Tom Cole" wrote in message news:2633@public.bootitbm...

>I have noted in the past that there is a 'quirk' in the Terabyte NNTP
software that stops me getting messages by Message-ID.<

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