[kepler-dev] actor whitelist/blacklist

Edward A. Lee eal at eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 29 07:52:08 PDT 2008

Ptolemy II can be started in the Java sandbox... E.g.:

   vergil -sandbox

This in fact results in a bunch of error messages and exceptions,
indicating that vergil is doing things (like reading user files ---
preference data and libraries) that are not allowed...  But you
can run models, etc.


At 05:29 AM 8/29/2008, Paul Allen wrote:
>I'm wondering if anybody has come up with a black list of actors that represent major security issues when running on remote systems? E.g., the command line actor represents a major security issue. Likewise I'd guess that the R actor is a security threat since I suspect that there is also an R function that gives access to the command line.
>Conversely, maybe someone has come up with an actor white list that represent safe actors?
>Or am I taking the wrong approach when thinking about this? Maybe the way to do things is using Java security policies?
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