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I've an Asp CRM/CMS system, so far i am hosting it on my server, now there is a need that few of my clients want it hosted on their Server. Now i spent years building this sofwate and I cant just give them the source code, i am afraid they can replicate it for other needs or maybe modify it without letting me know.

I know i can compile my code into DLL's. but I've used DLL's before and had many issues with them, Server's slow response/crash etc. plus for me to mdify a dll and publish it back to server is a hassle.

Does anyone knows a GOOD way to hide my code from other People? if I have to install something on their server to hide my code, that would work as well.

please advise.
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Check out one of the many available ASP code obfuscators such as this one: http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/46170.html

HTH!
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For clarity, are we talking about ASP or ASP.Net? They are two different technologies, and your solution will greatly differ between them.
Saqib KhanSenior Developer

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Classic Asp 3.0.

Thanks

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Well you could always host it for them? :S

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You can use the Microsoft Script Encoder (available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E7877F67-C447-4873-B1B0-21F0626A6329&displaylang=en).

Please note, though, that although these methods may prevent casual tampering, a determined thief will be able to get to the source.
Saqib KhanSenior Developer

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I really Liked "Microsoft Script Encoder", But the problem is it could be easily decoded. then that means I am screwed.

anything more robust?
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Saqib KhanSenior Developer

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I guess mwhitworth you are right. I thought DLL is the only way to secure code. but I am surprised to learn even a DLL can be decomplied.

Thanks everyone.

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