Putting the "NSA Data Overwrite Standard" Legend to Death... (fwd)

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Feb 4 20:46:20 PST 2003

Thomas Shaddack <shaddack at ns.arachne.cz> writes:

>Second, where did the number 7 really come from? 

>From the OSI 7-layer model, which took it from the fact that the number 7 is
sacred to a certain tribe in Borneo (see "The Elements of Networking Style",
by Mike Padlipsky).


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