Jonathan S. Shapiro
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 10:26:20 -0400
> NH> I think that we agree that all sucessful capability systems "bottom
> NH> out" in capabilities as names.
> Hmm, how does that go together with, say, password capabilities? They
> consist of a UID and a password. The UID take by itself names an object.
> Or am I missing something?
A password capability system doesn't bottom out in the way that Norm
describes, because the operating system itself cannot be bootstrapped
without either (a) some set of available bootstrap password(s) or (b) some
other means to load code.