[AusNOG] disposal of equipment

Chris Gibbs Chris.Gibbs at gosford.nsw.gov.au
Mon Feb 10 11:32:13 EST 2014

Are you kidding?

Secure disposal of networking equipment is the responsibility of a network engineer. Why the hell would sys admin care?????

We use a DSD wipe method though a live CD called boot and nuke. If we can't find a way to securely delete (i.e. onboard flash) and it is a high risk device, we smash! Lots of fun.

Chris Gibbs
Network and Security Engineer | Information Management & Technology
Gosford City Council
P  (02) 43258888
M  0408 222 496
E  Chris.Gibbs at gosford.nsw.gov.au

-----Original Message-----
From: AusNOG [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Daniel Watson
Sent: Monday, 10 February 2014 11:24 AM
To: Alex Samad - Yieldbroker
Cc: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] disposal of equipment

Hey Alex

This post would be more suited over at AusSAG.net

Please register over there and feel free to post this again to the SAG.


From: AusNOG [ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] on behalf of Alex Samad - Yieldbroker [Alex.Samad at yieldbroker.com]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 11:22 AM
To: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: [AusNOG] disposal of equipment


So there are programs for wiping hard drives, but what about flash drives in networking devices (or inbuilt storage)  is a simple del of files acceptable or writing over the file with ?

What process are people using to clean their equipment before selling

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