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SubjectRe: Secure-linux and standard kernel
On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Mike Ford Ditto wrote:

> > > The implementation of what Andrej prefers to call capabilities, has
> >
> > And what the designers and implementors of L4, EROS, KeyKOS, GNOSIS,
> > XOK/EXOS, Grasshopper and other academic, experimental, commercial and
> > military capability based operating systems dating from today and all
> > the way back to 1960's, together with respected names of computer
> > security industry, such as Landau, Hardy, Schroeder, Saltzer and others,
> > prefer to call.
>
> And the Amoeba research distributed OS uses the term "capabilities" for
> yet another radically different (and quite interesting) concept which
> overlaps somewhat with security mechanism design. Obviously there is
> not a universal meaning of the term in the world of computer science.
>
> <http://www.cs.unc.edu/~sharma/professional/papers/amoeba/amoeba.html>

As far as I can recall both the above mentioned KeyOS and Grasshopper also
you Amoeba like capabilities.

That type of system is very intresting, however, I seriously doubt you
could make it work in a Unix enviroment, it's too differnt.


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