[Security_sig] 4/14 Conf. call minutes

Chris Wright chrisw at osdl.org
Thu Apr 14 10:53:51 PDT 2005

Some typo/clarification fixes from Bruce

On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 10:31:11AM -0700, Chris Wright wrote:
> Bruce: Code auditing is one area, in the rpc code.  Usability testing.
> Integrating new queueing mechanism, tag like features.  Go through
> setting up/using the

"queuing" should be "keyring", and "tag" should be "PAG".

(The long version: people that are used to AFS, for example, expect to
be able to start up a new shell and get remote filesystem credentials
for the use only of that process and its descendents.  So e.g. an
adminstrator might want to be to log in as root while still taking
advantage of some user credentials that give access to an NFS server,
without also forcing all other root logins to use the same credentials.
David Howell's keyring system, recently added to the mainline kernel,
gives us the infrastructure we need to do this, and we're hacking away

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