[svlug] Re: svlug Digest, Vol 275, Issue 16

Aaron Kunkle aaronkunkle at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 11 18:24:15 PDT 2003


> 
> ______________________________________________________________________
> 
> From: Sanatan Rai <sanat at stanford.edu>
> To: Scott Hess <scott at doubleu.com>
> Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: Re: [svlug] 2 part Linux question
> Date: 10 Jul 2003 16:33:35 -0700
> 
> 
> : ??? Wouldn't this be _substantially_ worse than psuedo-random data?  If
> : all of this stuff really works, then you should be able to model _exactly_
> : how each bit on the disk was impacted.  Even if you don't know the
> : sequence, you could probably derive the character runs, at which point you
> : could automagically factor their impact out.
> 
> 	What I am trying to capture is the following idea: it is better
> to add a known signal that is difficult to remove than to add a random
> or constant signal that can effectively be filtered out.
> 
> --Sanatan


What would happen if you just used the huge text file idea without
encryption?  Maybe doing several passes of wiping and adding the huge
file would be better...

aaron kunkle
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