[E-Lang] Java 2 "Security" (was: Re: Welcome Chris Skalkaand ScottSmith of Johns Hopkins)

Jonathan S. Shapiro shap@cs.jhu.edu
Sat, 20 Jan 2001 07:43:09 -0500

Ben Laurie wrote:
> Furthermore, in a distributed capability
> system, then capabilities are inherently forgeable, aren't they?

This is what public key crypto/signature is for. It's one of the reasons
that EROS capabilities at the OS level are intentionally not designed to
be distributed without an additional layer.