[cap-talk] [tahoe-dev] Fwd: Don't put capabilities in argv?

Toby Murray toby.murray at comlab.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jul 13 04:37:04 CDT 2008


On Sat, 2008-07-12 at 19:59 -0600, zooko wrote:
> But I guess I'll probably get comfortable with having all caps on the  
> tahoe
> command-line represented by their aliases instead of by the actual  
> capability.
> I really like the Python motto: "There is only one way to do it.", so  
> I'm
> inclined to try to make the aliases mechanism good enough for most  
> purposes and
> deprecate the caps-on-the-command-line mechanism entirely.

Zooko, are tahoe "aliases" petnames for capabilities?
That would appear to be the best way to go about providing a safe way
for users to manage their capabilities.



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