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Anyone looked into this?

Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Open source advocate
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Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 00:14:42 +0100
From: Ralf-Philipp Weinmann <weinmann@RBG.INFORMATIK.TU-DARMSTADT.DE>
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Subject: The NSA's Security-Enhanced Linux


"Researchers in the Information Assurance Research
Office of the National Security Agency (NSA) worked
with Secure Computing Corporation (SCC) to develop a
strong, flexible mandatory access control architecture
based on Type Enforcement, a mechanism first
developed for the LOCK system. The NSA and SCC
developed two Mach-based prototypes of the
architecture: DTMach and DTOS. The NSA and SCC
then worked with the University of Utah's Flux research
group to transfer the architecture to the Fluke research
operating system. During this transfer, the architecture
was enhanced to provide better support for dynamic
security policies. This enhanced architecture was named
Flask. The NSA is now integrating the Flask architecture
into the Linux operating system to transfer the
technology to a larger developer and user community."


The result is available for download at the above URL
as well. Has anyone here toyed with it already ?


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