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Re: Linux/HURD security and virtual machines


>>>>> Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS writes:

 EGE> I suppose the thing I like least about UNIX is the way every
 EGE> program I run automatically receives permission to do everything
 EGE> I can do, [...]

 EGE> Will the HURD provide a solution for these problems?

Not immediately.

POSIX specifies things called ``capabilities'' which are gradually
being implemented in Linux, and will probably be added to the Hurd
when the time comes.

For now, though, there are other priorities (such as creating a system
that is easy to install).

Thanks for your comments, and have fun,

 Gordon Matzigkeit <gord@fig.org> //\ I'm a FIG (http://www.fig.org/)
    Lovers of freedom, unite!     \// I use GNU (http://www.gnu.org/)

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