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Re: [task #6612] Overriding the system's default servers

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [task #6612] Overriding the system's default servers
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:32:32 +0100
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<olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net> writes:

> Plan9 has a rather simple solution for this: They have local namespaces
> (i.e. each process can have a different view of the filesystem), which
> allows easily installing alternative servers in place of the default
> ones for individual programs/users/whatever.

Likewise, Plash provides an API that eases the creation of a file system
hierarchy that can then be served by a proxy server to the sandboxed
process.  A similar API would be nice to have on the Hurd and would
elegantly address a number of issues, including that of replacing system


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