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Re: Protecting perl source code

by dws (Chancellor)
on Jul 22, 2002 at 03:49 UTC ( #183935=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Protecting perl source code

I signed a contract to provide 6.5 hours of contracting services. ... he has asked me to look into some methods to protect the source code we developed (all mod_perl/apache).

Wow. You lucked out. It'll take you at least 6.5 hours of looking around before you tell him that a lot of people have chewed on this problem and have come up with very little.

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Re: Re: Protecting perl source code
by tame1 (Pilgrim) on Jul 22, 2002 at 03:52 UTC
    For standalone scripts, Acme::Bleach comes darned close to keeping out all but a darn good perl wizard. It'll take someone almost as good as Damian, I think, to reverse engineer a Bleached file, even with to use to see how it was done. Unfortunately, I'm working in mod_perl, so these are not standalone scripts.

    What does this little button do . .<Click>; "USER HAS SIGNED OFF FOR THE DAY"
      Acme::Bleach comes darned close to keeping out all but a darn good perl wizard.

      That module already contains the debleaching ingredients and it wouldn't take a wizard to write a bleached debleaching script.

      use Acme::Bleach; $/ = undef; $_ = <>; s/.*^\s*use\s+Acme::Bleach\s*;\n//sm; print Acme::Bleach::brighten($_);

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