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SubjectRe: Solaris sources
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Dan Hollis wrote:
>
> On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Michael Nelson wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > > On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Michael Nelson wrote:
> > > Really? Has anyone actually purchased it? If so, who specifically?
> > Yes, several well-known CS-related universities have. The message passed
> > through my mailbox a couple of years ago and I can't remember who they
> > anymore. Sorry.
>
> The only information I have ever seen was that some university tried to
> get the source code (for security review or something). Might have been
> Stanford. Anyway, for various reasons they either weren't able to get the
> source or chose not to.
>
> It would be nice to have a "from the horse's mouth" report of someone who
> got the NT source code. Until then I consider it a wild unsubstantiated
> rumor.

Oh. Are you talking about a security review of windows NT by source code
inspection?

I had access to the NT device driver development kit once. In the day
or so that I was looking into it I found a buffer-overrun problem in
the postscript driver. The postscript driver runs at the kernel
privileges level.

'nuf said.

Roger.


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