[gambit-list] Gambit-C 4.0 beta 13

Eric Merritt cyberlync at gmail.com
Fri May 13 18:29:03 EDT 2005


On 5/13/05, Bruce Butterfield <bab at entricom.com> wrote:
> Eric Merritt wrote:

> 
> Well, there's data and then there's data. What if the continuation could
> not be unserialized into anything useful for attacking the server -
> sandboxes are useful for this. 

 If you could do this it would seriously lessen your exposure to risk.

> I'm not trying to minimize the security
> issue here but there are some real advantages moving closer to a
> peer-to-peer model vs. dumb client/smart server.

  There are advantages and disadvantages to almost everything, its
just a matter of weighting the advantages against the disadvantages on
a case by case basis. I believe that in the vast majority of cases the
disadvantages of this approach outweigh the advantages. However, that
doesn't mean it will be true in every case.


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