[e-lang] CapPython and Python 3.0, and eyebrow-raising applications
brett at python.org
Fri Sep 19 12:32:29 CDT 2008
2008/9/19 Jimmy Wylie Jr. <jwylie at uno.edu>:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 5:07 PM, zooko <zooko at zooko.com> wrote:
>> > What is the application of CapPython which
>> > would raise the most eyebrows and cause the most Python hackers to
>> > say "Hey, that *is* cool!"?
> If I remember correctly, Python had a "Restricted Execution Environment". I
> think the its lying around in the library reference somewhere. But they had
> to scrap the whole library, because it had some serious security flaws. (At
> least I think that was the reason.)
You're thinking of rexec and Bastion. And yes, they were removed
because we consistently found security flaws in them.
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