The last idea is good, but it certainly is an excessive amount of effort. I've been 
coding PHP since 1998 and I have yet to need to build my own module. My goal with 
encryption would be to keep the average person out of the source code. I imagine if 
PHP were to allow for encrypted code within a month there would be a downloadable 
decrypter somewhere to be found. :-\

<>< Ryan

-----Original Message-----
From: Mateus Cordeiro Inssa [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] how to hide source code??

Em Qui, 2002-08-29 ās 16:05, Adam Williams escreveu:
> oh yeah duh me, set it 701
>                       Adam
> On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Ryan Jameson (USA) wrote:
> > Wouldn't that make php unable to read it as well? Then it is useless as well.

  Oh, please, setting "x" bit will permit what ? PHP has to READ the
file to execute it.

  And, if the admin has root privileges, what you can do to prevent him
to view the file (a plain text php file) ?

  One simple thing to do is to make the source so difficult to
understand that people would consider it unreadable. I think the right
term is to obfuscate the code. There is programs to do this to C, Perl,
Tcl, etc., but I don't know if there is one for PHP.

  Encryption is not enough because PHP would need to decrypt it.

  Hmm, and if you make a PHP module (binary) and use its functions from
the PHP plain text file ?

Mateus Cordeiro Inssa
Hyperdrive Sistemas

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