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    SubjectRe: Linux needs flexible security
    On Mon, Nov 22, 1999 at 10:10:16PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > Ioctls should be banned. They make network transparent remote exec
    > hard, for example. Disabling all ioctls for user-level applications
    > should not hurt too much.... [clapity clap] Hmm, it will: console
    > operations are done using ioctls. Ok, disallowing ioctls is not possible.

    plan9 solved this with ctl files. i don't see why linux shouldn't move
    the same way in order to reap the benefits of distributable computing.
    how do systems like mosix work around ioctl problems?

    Matthew Wilcox <>
    "Windows and MacOS are products, contrived by engineers in the service of
    specific companies. Unix, by contrast, is not so much a product as it is a
    painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture." - N Stephenson

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