On 9/5/06, Cliff Cyphers <cdc / cyphers.dns2go.com> wrote:
> Didier wrote:
> > Well If i want to let users do say runas something it must
> > be done in client server or xml rpc or whatever the flavor.
> >
>
> How about ruby2scriptexe?
>
> >
> > a huge drawback for Ruby (and Python).
>
> Java isn't much safer in this regard.  It's fairly straight forward to
> decompile byte code to the original.

And compiled C code or the like isn't necessarily that safe either.

On Unix> man strings
on Windows:
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Strings.html

One shouldn't rely that much on security by obscurity.

-- 
Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/