[cap-talk] Bank accounts, file/directory capabilities, mashups (was: Re: Scope/span... network reach)

John Carlson john.carlson3 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 5 10:06:20 EST 2009


On Mar 5, 2009, at 12:28 AM, Jed Donnelley wrote:

> At 03:53 AM 3/3/2009, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
>> Jed Donnelley wrote:
>>> At 11:16 AM 2/27/2009, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
>>>
>>> The service is of course provided by the banks.  Nothing new there.
>>
>> But the account number is *not* a capability.  It is pure  
>> designation.
>
> The above is literally true, but as I noted, such a designation is all
> that is needed to accept money into an account - at least into my  
> account.
> Why wouldn't my bank, acting on my behalf, accept money from any  
> source?
> The place where authorization is needed is for transfers out,  
> withdrawals.

I would not want someone to deposit a negative amount of money in my  
account,
so there has to be some amount of validation.

John
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