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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd

On Tuesday 21 May 2002 08:42, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 11:23:58AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 07:49:49PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:

> > Anyway. The Hurd needs some basic firewalling tools.
> If you really insist on those firewalling things we can make a deal,
> if you eliminate all suid binaries for Debian GNU/Linux I make sure
> that the Hurd has firewalling functionality like netfiler. And I'm
> even friendly for you now, I could've asked you to make all daemons
> runs without uids by default. :-)

So stop dreaming on.

Before you have a firewall as much powerfull as Linux's Netfilter is, Linux 
kernel will have the ability to act as microkernel on the top of which Hurd 
could be ran just like (let's say) on Mach. And of course you can use user 
space hurd firewalling by default, but when the pressure on the box goes high 
you can stop the *big* user space hurd firewalling tools, and to load 
netfilter modules (to handle the load in a better way) into the running linux 
kernel (and vice versa ;-). So you in the near future probably you will be 
able to move tasks from kernel space to user space and vice versa (up to the 


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