Re: RFC first cut -- springboard for discussion

Greg Roelofs (
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 09:27:33 -0600 (CST)

>Here are the only active magic entries that are appear above offset 50
>or so.

Only if somebody's been busy removing my SFX archiver entries... I had
several in the 15-30k range and even one as high as 90k+, although all
of them were useful only if file was compiled with a special macro defined.
(Nevertheless, they were and are extremely useful for identifying DOS ar-
chives masquerading as plain executables.)

>Limited? Why? More than 8 is fine. It's less than 4 that is a problem!

More than 8 may actually be a requirement for certain string magic.

Greg Roelofs    
Newtware, Info-ZIP, PNG Group, U Chicago, Philips Research, ...