[talk] Using separate users for different programs

John C. Vernaleo john at netpurgatory.com
Thu Mar 1 17:01:40 EST 2018

On Thu, 1 Mar 2018, Thomas Levine wrote:

> Well that would be neat.
> But I still don't understand why to use virtual machines rather than
> ordinary Unix permissions. The only purposes I see would be to run
> entirely different operating systems or maybe to set up very complex
> networking. What am I missing?

Personally, I'm with you.  I think the VM solution just adds way more code 
(and more code means more bugs) for questionable benefits in most cases 
but clearly we are in a bit of a minority.

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