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2001 FREENIX Track Technical Program - Abstract

TrustedBSD: Adding Trusted Operating System Features to FreeBSD

Robert N. M. Watson, FreeBSD Project, NAI Labs


Trusted operating systems provide a ``next level'' of system security, offering both new security features and higher assurance that they are properly implemented. TrustedBSD is an on-going project to integrate a number of trusted OS features into the open source FreeBSD operating system, and involves both architectural and development process improvements. This paper describes how the open source development practices of the FreeBSD Project impacted the design and implementation choices for these features, and describes lessons learned that will influence future work. Several key TrustedBSD features are discussed as examples of how new security services may be introduced in such an environment.
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