[cap-talk] What does the [defense?] security community really fear from capabilities?
Jonathan S. Shapiro
shap at eros-os.com
Sat Jul 14 01:46:23 EDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 14:25 -0700, Jed Donnelley wrote:
> 1966: Dennis & Van Horn paper - MIT
> 1967: PDP-1 Supervisor - MIT
> 1967: Magic Number Machine - University of Chicago
> 1968: CAL-TSS - Berkeley
> 1969: System 250 - Plessey Corporation
> 1970: CAP - Cambridge University
> 1971: Project SUE - University of Toronto
> 1971: Hydra - Carnegie Mellon
> 1972: RATS - Lawrence Livermore
> 1973: Actors - MIT
> 1973: PSOS - SRI
> 1975: StarOS - Carnegie Mellon
> 1975: GNOSIS/KeyKOS - Tymshare
> 1976: Monads - Monash University
> 1978: System/38 - IBM
> 1978: NLTSS - Lawrence Livermore
> 1980: SWARD - IBM
> 1980: PDP 11 operating system - University of Texas
> 1981: Amoeba - Free University Amsterdam
> 1982: iAPX 432 - Intel
> 1982: Password-Capability System - Monash University
Note: System/38 is more popularly known as AS/400.
This is an important list. Ask yourself which of these systems received
positive *mainstram* attention. The *only* one I know about is S/38.
Amoeba was not a protected capability system.
Cal/TSS was never finished.
Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph.D.
The EROS Group, LLC
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