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?
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 <email@example.com> //\ I'm a FIG (http://www.fig.org/)
Lovers of freedom, unite! \// I use GNU (http://www.gnu.org/)