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Flexible Access Control using IPC Redirection

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Flexible Access Control using IPC Redirection
We present a mechanism for inter-process communication (IPC) redirection that enables efficient and flexible access control for micro-kernel systems. In such systems, services are implemented at user-level, so IPC is the only means of communication between them. Thus, the system must be able to mediate IPCs to enforce its access control policy. Such mediation must enable enforcement of security policy with as little performance overhead as possible, but current mechanisms either: (1) place significant access control functionality in the kernel which increases IPC cost or (2) are static and require more IPCs than necessary to enforce access control. We define an IPC redirection mechanism that makes two improvements: (1) it removes the management of redirection policy from the kernel, so access control enforcement can be implemented outside the kernel and (2) it separates the notion of who controls the redirection policy from the redirections themselves, so redirections can be configure...
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where HOTOS
Authors Trent Jaeger, Kevin Elphinstone, Jochen Liedtke, Vsevolod Panteleenko, Yoonho Park
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