[cap-talk] - Karp - Capabilities - tracking responsibility (Was: Bellizzomi - Users in object/capability systems (was: MLS gone bad, Lampson))

Mark Miller erights at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 12:52:29 CST 2006

On 11/29/06, Karp, Alan H <alan.karp at hp.com> wrote:
> Every system I know of uses a messaging layer that takes messages from
> the network and forwards them to local recipients.  That layer typically
> keeps a table that maps over-the-wire-capabilities to local references.
> E keeps one such table per vat.

Actually, an E vat keeps four tables per inter-vat connection. Put
another way, for each inter-vat connection, the vat on each side keeps
the four tables shown at
<http://erights.org/elib/distrib/captp/4tables.html>. I doubt this
difference has any bearing on the present discussion though.

Text by me above is hereby placed in the public domain


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