[E-Lang] Hash Chaining & Capabilities, Proposal #2c: On-line Remote
Mark S. Miller
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:52:34 -0700
Sorry for teasing, but I realized that there was one other major chunk to
explain before I could tie this thread together into a proposal for Off-Line
Active Invocation Certificates (as inspired by Nikita's Active
The previous message (#2b) proposes Off-Line Invocation Certificates as an
off-line derivative of on-line invocation. The addition of "Active" means
the certificate additionally carries mobile code, as a more flexible
replacement of the SPKI subsetting language. Following our methodology,
support for off-line mobile code should be derived from support for on-line
mobile code. While E was always designed for mobile code, we're not there
yet, so the ideas weren't in concrete form.
This has now been repaired.
http://www.erights.org/javadoc/org/erights/e/elang/evm/Evaluator.html is my
proposal for a remote evaluation service, and syntactic sugar to support it.
Fire away. If this proposal survives the initial volley, the off-line
proposal will be built on it.