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decode a zend encoded file

looking for way to decode zend encoded file



6:50 pm on Jan 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a client who purchased a php software package, however the company they purchased the software from no longer supports the software. They have contracted me to modify there code. About 90% of the code is human readable where 10% is encoded using the Zend Encoder.

Is there a way do decompile the Zend code?



10:47 pm on Jan 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Never used it before, but I'm pretty sure you need the Zend Optimizer.


11:22 am on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The main point of the Zend Encoder is to protect intellectual property in code by making it executable, but not readable. You won't be able to decompile it; you'll have to reverse-engineer it (if this is legal under applicable laws and your license). Most likely the bits which are most difficult to reverse-engineer alre also the ones that are encoded (at least this would be the most sensible way to offer a product that's only partially encoded). You may want to see if it isn't possible to offer to sign some kind of non-disclosure agreement with the company and get the source code, if they aren't supporting it themselves.

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