Re: Hot Java is here! And it *rocks*

Sarr Blumson (
Wed, 5 Apr 1995 12:15:25 +0500

In message <>you write:
>Okay. So requirements are:
>1. A Safe environment (account). cf. Safe Tcl/Scheme/Python/HotJava etc.
>2. Trust that the code is genuine. cf. public-key cryptography.
>Now, can anyone explain why they would NEVER download applets or binaries/
>bytecodes given these requirements? All I'm trying to say is that a Safe Node
>system for getting and executing software is safer (yes, safer) than
>current practice, so rabid instance on complete security seems a bit OTT,
>though of course completely justified in its own right.

We may be in agreement here; let me test it by saying that my original
point was that requirement 1 cannot be met by a binary distribution, at
least in the somewhat coarse security environment provided by current
hardware/operating systems. I agree that an environment that does meet
these two requirements is safer than much current practice, and
probably even adequate for most purposes.

Sarr Blumson
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