[rc5] distributed.net: a Generalised Compute Resource?

Frank Mayhar frank at exit.com
Sun Jun 22 12:09:28 EDT 1997

Matt J. Gumbley wrote:
> No, I wasn't suggesting that. Using an approach similar to the Java
> "sandbox", you run a Java applet which connects (through the shell) to the
> proxies to receive keyblocks. My main concern was generalising the type of
> problem. Security has to addressed, sure. The generalised client can only
> a) compute and b) talk over the network. No local disk access, etc. Runs at
> a low priority...

Well, you would probably also want "dump state" and "restore state" hooks,
so you can do partial runs that actually mean something.  But it shouldn't
be general disk access, just those two calls.
Frank Mayhar frank at exit.com
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