Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Undocumented internal encrypt/decrypt in FB
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Andreas Pohl wrote:
> Hi Adam,
>>> So what happens if a customer backs up their database using gbak
>>> whilst the dongle is in place, and saves it somewhere outside your
>>> encrypted sandbox, like in My Documents?
> nothing special: it's an encrypted backup file which can be restored to
> a valid db using patched firebird server. Restoring this backup file
> with a unpatched firebird version will not work because it's not a
> "valid" backup file. This is no drawback but insist by copy protection.

I am sorry, but I think you are wrong, or I missed something.

gbak is a client app as any other.

it asks fbserver that read the encrypted file, and send *unencrypted
data* to the client... if the server sends encrypted data to the client,
then client was unable to see anything useful.

the gbak output will be in clear text...

see you !

Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil