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

Ben Laurie ben@algroup.co.uk
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 12:46:54 +0000


"Jonathan S. Shapiro" wrote:
> Defense in depth also becomes appropriate for "second chance" security.
> A major problem with capability systems is: "What do I do *after* I make
> a mistake?" In the real world, we often know that the recipient does not
> act immediately. It is desirable to be able to undo an erroneous
> transmission. This, by the way, is where ACLs come in to play.

Isn't this trivially solved with revocable capabilities?

Cheers,

Ben.

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