On 12/03/2004, at 11:09 AM, Nicholas Sturm wrote:

Please provide reference to a good glossary.

I tried it (in a sandbox Linux account, which is absoltely the minimum precaution anyone should take if running code downloaded from an untrusted anonymous source) and it seems to work pretty nicely.

Is sandbox just Linux term or does it have broader application?

It refers to any environment that's been secured so only necessary applications are available to anything running as that user. It means that no unnecessary things, such as access to system password files, access to compilers, any setuid binaries etc are not allowed. Any untrusted code should be run in such an account, so it can't screw up your system.

Java itself runs in a sandbox of sorts. Especially applets.

Phillip Hutchings

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