Re: [PMH] Re: [Nautilus-list] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.

On 24 May 2001 10:19:56 -0400, Eric Mitchell wrote:
> However, you could rig up an LD_PRELOAD shared library to handle 
> some useful system calls (open, unlink, etc.) and even go so far 
> as to ask for confirmation before doing anything "suspicious" 
> (opening files outside current directory, opening network port
> to, etc.)  It would still be a pain, but would
> provide a potentially useful "sandbox" area in which to run an
> application, without compromising the integrity of the system
> as a whole.

This seems that it would be more trouble than it's worth -- what useful
application doesn't need to at least open() some data files?  I
understand the intent, but it seems to be worthless for the purposes of
sandboxing apps; it sounds like this will make it impossible to do
useful things with valid apps.

    - Vlad

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