Thanks for the info.

> [Original Message]
> From: Toad <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: 3/12/2004 10:58:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [freenet-support] need a program to crawl links in freenet
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 05:09:09PM -0500, 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 basically means a sort of virtual computer within the computer, the
> idea being to limit the damage that can be done by untrusted code. An
> example would be, if you download some software that might be useful but
> you don't know whether it is safe, you might run it on a spare PC that
> isn't connected to the others and doesn't do anything else. A sandbox
> does the same thing but in software: you can run untrusted code, in a
> box, where it can't inflict too much harm on the rest of the system.
> User Mode Linux is a popular way to do this on linux, and is used for
> some hosting systems. On Windows... VMWare would be an option, perhaps.
> -- 
> Matthew J Toseland - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Freenet Project Official Codemonkey -
> ICTHUS - Nothing is impossible. Our Boss says so.

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