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Consider plug-ins

Consider plug-ins

Posted Jan 27, 2005 7:57 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
In reply to: Securely renting out your CPU with Linux by xorbe
Parent article: Securely renting out your CPU with Linux

To me the patch sounds like something that could have lots of other uses besides renting CPU:s. For example, it might enable a secure "ActiveX-like" native code plug-in system for browsers (or other extendable apps). The plug-in would communicate only through file descriptors open at the time it is called, and would be completely unable to mess with anything else (unlike a Windows ActiveX control).

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