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Re^2: what is the translation?

by Albannach (Prior)
on Jul 20, 2011 at 04:35 UTC ( #915579=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: what is the translation?
in thread what is the translation?

This was so strange I just had to know. It turns out that ROT47 is how OpenSolaris hides the hostid string from... well hardly anyone who wanted to know really. The second link below is a rather frank discussion of the security through obscurity approach of maintaining a fundamentally broken licence control scheme.
See http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Community+Group+on/2008092701
and http://arc.opensolaris.org/caselog/PSARC/2007/078/hostid.opensolaris.txt

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