daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Wed Apr 19 17:20:30 UTC 2006
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Lighten up! You asked for an explanation, and this looks like a pretty good
> explanation to me. Where you read between the lines and see ...
I'm not actually in a bad mood today.
As for an explanation, Eric doesn't actually have one (we've been
talking off-list, he doesn't know any more than I do). If you read the
email you'll see that he doesn't actually explain (or pretend to).
> I saw a fairly detailed description of how it _could_ work.
No, there is no description. The only relevant bit is
"it does run natively under both Windows and GNU/Linux and is able to
modify an executable from the one OS that'll run under the other"
This is not an explanation, or a description. It is a statement. This
statement, I had already heard (I included it in my original post) and I
also pointed out the problem with it: PE and ELF files have different
magic numbers. So, if this program actually is a PE and an ELF at the
same time (something that's not clear) how does it pull that off?
> Part (a) may need to run under Wine, but it can then modify part (b) to run
> under Linux.
Running under Wine is not the same as a binary that runs on both Linux
and Windows. It sure is more plausible. But again, you don't know any
more than I do. This is just a guess. I was hoping that someone here
might know something.
> But it still needs to actually have the necessary privilege
> to modify an executable
> Alternatively, his post suggests that it
> isn't actually an executable in _either_ environment.
I didn't see that. From my off-list chat with Eric, I don't think he
would know that (nothing "wrong" with that, I don't know either, that's
why I ask).
/\/_/ A life? Sounds great!
\/_/ Do you know where I could download one?
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