[Coco] setuid? wasRe: Telnet to your CoCo.. and invite 6 of your friends
daveekelly1 at embarqmail.com
Sun Nov 29 20:00:15 EST 2009
Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> I think this reflects the attitude towards computer security,
> especially on micros, at the time OS-9 was created. Basically, more
> of a feature than a requirement. Having a simple way to change user
> ID was probably more useful to the typical 6809 system owner than
> having strict security. Many 6809 systems were single user, and as
> far as I know none of them were connected to potentially hostile
> networks. You would typically have family or maybe employees as your
> users. Ease of programming and keeping the kernel small is more
> important than enforcing tight security.
You shouldn't discount that OS9 was originally an industrial operating
system for running particle accelerators, traffic control systems, cell
phones and thing not necessarily connected to a network.
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