Security Link Of The Day: Reponse to Trusted Extensions vs RHEL
By Darrenmoffat-Oracle on Apr 01, 2007
I almost stopped reading after the first few paragraphs though because of the discussion about the use of "Trusted". In reality "Trusted Extensions" is really "Bell LaPadula Model Label Services" but that just doesn't roll off the tongue that easily nor does it build on the "Trusted Solaris" brand and show the relationship. "Trusted" for Solaris is about as meaning full as "Security Enhanced" for Linux :-) So the main reasons we use the "Trusted" moniker is marketing and brand awareness, and no I'm not in marketing :-)
There are already some comments on Karl's blog from Glenn clarifying some points as well as some from David Comay about the overhead of Zones. Great to see this type of discussion happen in the open between the two communities. Hopefully a better understanding and scope for future collaboration is the outcome for all, particularly in the networking areas around IPsec.