[Python-Dev] Re: rexec.py unuseable

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Tue Dec 16 16:04:40 EST 2003

On 16-dec-03, at 17:16, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> Luke replied:
>>> capabilities, acls, schmapabilities, same thiiing :)
>> No... they're not. Read the thread I mentioned above, or read this,
>> and some of the other documentation for the language E:
>>   http://www.erights.org/elib/capability/ode/ode-capabilities.html
>  no offense intended: i'll read that later, i'm running out of time.
>  without going into too many definitions, consider what i am advocating
>  to be _like_ an access control list but instead to be a capabilities
>  control list, instead.

The distinction between capabilities and ACLs is really important, 
they are almost each others opposite. With capabilities you have an 
right to do something and no-one cares about your identity, with ACLs 
you have
an unforgable identity which is checked against the ACL.
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
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