Jetico Product Release Notes: BCWipe for UNIX v.1

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Supported Operating Systems 

BCWipe for UNIX is developed to be cross-platform and should run on any POSIX-compliant UNIX flavor. It was successfully tested on following systems:

  • AIX 5.x, 6.1
  • Digital UNIX 4 - obsolete, use BCWipe v1.7
  • FreeBSD 4.0-10.1
  • HP-UX 11
  • Linux 2.0-2.6, 3.x
  • MacOS 10.5
  • OpenBSD 4.4-5.6
  • SGI Irix 6.5 (wiping block devices was not tested) - obsolete, use BCWipe v.1.7
  • Solaris 9-10

Product Updates 

28-April-2015 | v.1.9-13

  • Fixed name handling for U.S. DoD wiping schemes with modified number of passes.

22-April-2015 | v.1.9-12

  • Fixed recursive subdirectory wiping problem in NAS mode.

12-January-2015 | v.1.9-11

  • Improved Wipe Free Space behavior.
  • Improved disk size detection in AIX.
  • Fixed random generation for unaligned access.

16-March-2012 | v.1.9-9

  • Preserve file times when wiping its symbolic links.
  • Added build support for Mac OS X 10.7.

14-February-2011 | v.1.9-8

  • User interface extension added for Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Resource fork wiping added for Mac OS X.
  • BCWipe now shows the device where free space is to be wiped.
  • User documentation updated.

24-September-2010 | v.1.9-7

  • Clean up temporary files after wiping free space on Mac OS X.

08-June-2010 | v.1.9-6

  • System random replaced with Bob Jenkins ISAAC random number generator. See here:
  • Direct IO access mode is set as preferred for block devices.
  • Improved disk size detection on AIX systems.
  • Added multi-thread mode for wiping block devices.

09-February-2010 | v.1.9-4

  • Improved HP-UX compatibility.
  • Enhanced 'wipe free space' operation, so interrupted process will not leave temporary files.
  • Improved reliability of deleting temporary files.

10-September-2009 | v.1.9-3

  • Fixed hang-up on special files under Solaris OS.

20-May-2009 | v.1.9-2

  • AIX 5.3 compatibility bug fixed.

28-April-2009 | v.1.9-1

  • New wiping schemes added: German BCI/VSITR, U.S. DoE M 205.1-2, Bruce Schneier's algorithm.
  • User defined wiping schemes support added.
  • Verbose logging support added.
  • Automatic configuration script (GNU Autoconf) added.
  • Minor bugs fixed.

28-August-2008 | v.1.7-7

  • Fixed critical bug for AIX 5.2.

04-February-2008 | v.1.7-3

  • Fixed temporary files creation on HP-UX 11.

20-December-2007 | v.1.7-2

  • Fixed error in getting linked device size for Solaris.

11-December-2007 | v.1.7

  • Last pass data verification added according to U.S. DoD 5220.22-M.

17-February-2006 | v.1.6

  • Options for test wiping passes added (overwriting by zeros and overwriting by writing sector numbers).
  • Minor bugs fixed.

24-March-2004 | v.1.4

  • NAS mode wiping added.

29-August-2003 | v.1.3

  • Free space wiping added.

18-October-2002 | v.1.2

  • Program options changed; User documentation added.


  • BCWipe for UNIX v1.1 is announced.