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Re: Hurd Projects

From: Niels Möller
Subject: Re: Hurd Projects
Date: 01 Jan 2002 16:08:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1 (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:

> A cautionary note: In Unix, you can use chroot as a security feature
> because of this fact.  In the Hurd, however, there are other ways to
> get back the original system root directory, so chroot is no longer
> as useful for security purposes.

How? The ability for a process to irrevocably destroy some of its
capabilities is a nice thing to have. E.g. closing the process'
root-fs port.


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