Re: Cronyx Tau-ISA obfuscated driver
On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 10:27:35AM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> Stephane Bortzmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Free/non-free? (Only an academic interest, I did not use this driver
> > yet.)
> Having checked the licenses on the files in the Tau-PCI distribution,
> many of them appear to be free. But the obfuscated files, such as
> cpddk.c, have the license: "All Rights Reserved".
I found a copy at  that has the following header
* Copyright (C) 1999-2003 Cronyx Engineering.
* Author: Serge Vakulenko, <email@example.com>
* Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Cronyx Engineering.
* Author: Roman Kurakin, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* This software is distributed with NO WARRANTIES, not even the implied
* warranties for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
* Authors grant any other persons or organisations a permission to use,
* modify and redistribute this software in source and binary forms,
* as long as this message is kept with the software, all derivative
* works or modified versions.
This seems to allow deobfuscation, I took a quick stab on deobfuscating
it and cpddk.h contains the structures with full names/labels so it
should not be a total dead end, but the second problem is that there are
some large firmware blobs that will be hard for anyone to decode.
(And no I won't do a full deobfuscation, it was more of a mental game)
jens persson # I met someone who looks a lot like you
<email@example.com> # She does the things you do
Mäster Olofsväg 24 # But she is an IBM.
S-224 66 LUND;SWEDEN # -- ELO, "Yours Truly, 2095"