USENIX 2005 Annual Technical Conference, General Track Abstract
Pp. 367370 of the Proceedings
Proper: Privileged Operations in a Virtualised System Environment
Steve Muir, Larry Peterson, and Marc Fiuczynski, Princeton University; Justin Cappos and John Hartman, University of Arizona
Virtualised systems have experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, particularly in supporting a large number of independent services on a single host. This paper describes our work designing and implementing Proper, a service running on the PlanetLab system, that allows other services to perform privileged operations in a safe, controlled manner. We describe how implementing such a system in a traditional UNIX environment is non-trivial, and discuss the practical use of Proper.
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