Proper: Privileged operations in a virtualised system environment

Steve Muir, Larry Peterson, Marc Fiuczynski, Justin Cappos, John Hartman

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    Virtualised systems have experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, particularly in supporting a large number of independent services on a single host. This paper describes our work designing and implementing Proper, a service running on the PlanetLab system, that allows other services to perform privileged operations in a safe, controlled manner. We describe how implementing such a system in a traditional UNIX environment is non-trivial, and discuss the practical use of Proper.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 2005
    Event2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference - Anaheim, United States
    Duration: Apr 10 2005Apr 15 2005


    Conference2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Computer Science


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