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2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1999)
Austin, Texas
May 31, 1999 to June 4, 1999
ISBN: 0-7695-0222-9
pp: 0064
Kenji Kono , University of Tokyo
Masahiko Takahashi , University of Tokyo
Takashi Masuda , University of Tokyo
ABSTRACT
Mobile code is an emerging paradigm of distributed computing. It roams over a network, is linked with an application, and runs as a part of an application. In the case of web browsers, it is commonplace to download a mobile code, called a plug-in, from a truly open network such as Internet. Owning to the anonymity of an open network, the mobile code may be malicious; thus, it is indispensable to protect local computing resources from attacks by the malicious code. We have developed a kernel that supports fine-grained protection domains that preclude mobile code from making unauthorized accesses to the local resources. The developed scheme provides a novel mechanism, called a {\em multi-protection\/} page table, of virtual memory for creating fine-grained protection domains. The multi-protection page table enables efficient cross-domain calls, whereas it provides protection. Experimental results show that the developed scheme incurs only a 5.9% execution overhead even if cross-domain calls occur 30,000 times per second.
INDEX TERMS
operating system, protection domain, fine-grained, lightweight, page table, mobile code
CITATION
Kenji Kono, Masahiko Takahashi, Takashi Masuda, "Efficient Kernel Support of Fine-Grained Protection Domains for Mobile Code", 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, vol. 00, no. , pp. 0064, 1999, doi:10.1109/ICDCS.1999.776507
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