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Old 07-22-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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linux reverse-engineering forum


Hi,

as most of you probably are aware, there are no much material about reverse engineering in the linux world, highly in contrast with what happens in other OSes. For those that fell an itch about the topic, there is a currently available forum on

http://board.anticrack.de/index.php


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Old 07-22-2004, 08:31 AM   #2
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Maybe I'm missing something, but since you can get the source code to most of the applications that run in Linux, what is the point of trying to reverse-engineer its apps? If you want to know how something works, just go look at it's source code.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 02:12 PM   #3
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I agree with deiussum, that is why there is "no much material". at english anyway, I think you ment "not too much material".

Good day!
 
Old 07-22-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
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Maybe I'm missing something, but since you can get the source code to most of the applications that run in Linux, what is the point of trying to reverse-engineer its apps? If you want to know how something works, just go look at it's source code.
well said. "most" is the keyword
 
Old 07-22-2004, 10:05 PM   #5
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Actually I disagree. In some cases, there is a need for
reverse engineering. This happens when you are dealing
with propriety codes like Window. For example, Samba
needs to know what is happening in Window so that
it can network correctly. I do agree that with open source
codes, there is no need to reverse engineer. Just propriety
codes. Of course, there are isues with copyright, patent,
trademark, etc.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 07-22-2004, 10:13 PM   #6
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i haven't looked at this for a while, but take a gander at it. it might be interesting to you.

http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/sigmil/RevEng/
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:36 AM   #7
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yeah, pretty much thats everything thats available on the net on the tutorial side..

on the tools side there is also an interesting but still very experimental tool called fenris (google for fenris debug), which encompasses a debugger, some call footprint analyzer and a few other stuff i dont quite understand yet. it has a softice feel but still lacks the madurity of the aforementioned
 
  


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