[erlang-questions] newbie question re: JINI

Christian S <>
Thu Oct 12 09:43:03 CEST 2006


On 10/11/06,  <> wrote:
> that "If you need to solve the problem of somehow giving an arbitrarily
> large number of machines the same bit of byte code, and do that in a
> secure manner, I don't know of anything else but Jini that can do that."
> Which led me to wonder how such things are or might be done in Erlang.

Erlang distribution doesnt have such a security model. It is full access or
no access .

You need to implement your own security on top of it, such as building
an evaluator/interpreter for parse trees. Of course it has to only
allow code
to do "secure" things.

Otherwise you have to backend in underlying security (such as unix
process sandboxing), one erlang vm per user on the arbitrary large
number of machines.



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