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Re: Lua as a scripting language in NetBSD

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 07:25:30PM +0100, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> Since I know you have security concerns and must have thought about this,
> the bpf filter machine is (IIRC) designed to be safe such that the kernel
> can test for and reject code that can cause harm to the running system, is
> that possible with Lua virtual machine code?

As mentioned already, it is very easy to sandbox the Lua VM.
The BPF engine is somewhat diffferent as it ensures that programs
terminate in bounded time.


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