SUMMARY: SS20/SunOS4.1.4 - Finding dynamically linked functions w i thout source code

From: Earnest, Jim - TAFB/LASPO1 (
Date: Mon Nov 16 1998 - 07:08:57 CST

Many thanks for the people who took time out and responded to my post.
There were some many...

However, most responded with the command ldd and nm. Some suggested looking
for the Sun
Linker and Library manual. Thanks for the information...

However, I would like to point out that there was one individual that dealt
me quite a bit of
sarcasm that was uninvited. The purpose of this list is to exchange ideas
and help each other.
You may be strong in a certain area that I am not and vice-versa. Sometimes
there will be posts
where the answer is trivial and because of a mental block, the person asking
the question cannot readily see the trivial answer. Furthermore, sometimes
by posting a seemingly
trivial question you might be able to find a new solution. For instance,
what if someone had a question
similar to mine and developed in-house utilities that could be used to solve

All of this assumes that you have first checked the Sun Manager's archive,
which I stated that
I had checked.

To the many who responded with kind and courteous replies Thanks. You are
what make this list great!!

To the one individual who thought enough of my post to take time out of
their busy day to share sarcasm with me,
please, I don't want your sarcasm. Leave it at home or with someone who
appreciates it. I don't!

Jim :)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnest, Jim - TAFB/LASPO1 []
> Sent: Friday, November 13, 1998 12:30 PM
> To: 'SunManagers'
> Subject: UPDATE: SS20/SunOS4.1.4 - Finding dynamically linked
> functions wi thout source code
> My original posting is listed below.
> I have received numerous replies pointing to 'ldd' and this is the type
> of
> information we need, however, how about information on the functions or
> objects that are being called from within the dynamically linked
> libraries.
> Once again many thanks in advance. Wheww.... You people sure are fast...
> Jim :)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Earnest, Jim - TAFB/LASPO1
> > Sent: Friday, November 13, 1998 10:18 AM
> > To: 'SunManagers'
> > Subject: SS20/SunOS4.1.4 - Finding dynamically linked functions
> > without source code
> >
> > Hello, fellow Sun'ners
> >
> >
> > I have a question. I apologize in advance if this question has already
> > been posed or if the answer is trivial. Please take it easy on me...
> > I have checked the Sun Manager's archive but, alas to no avail.
> >
> > Is there a quick way to interrogate a binary to find out which functions
> > that it dynamically links. This assumes that we only have the binary
> and
> > not the source code. We are running SunOS 4.1.4 on SS-20's. As well,
> any
> > information/references on the subject of Dynamic Linking and such would
> be
> > greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance and I will summarize.
> >
> >
> > Jim Earnest
> > :)
> >

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