Trusted Extensions now open and core

Trusted Extensions binaries have been part of Solaris since the 3rd update release of Solaris 10. Over the weekend Trusted Extensions entered a new and very exciting era. Not only is it now part of the Solaris 10 binary product but there were two signficant changes.

  • First the packages are no longer extra and are always installed. Turning on Trusted Extensions is now just a matter of starting the labeling service: 'svcadm enable labeld'. This architecture change is discussed in PSARC/2006/254.
  • Secondly the source code to what was previously called the "TLC" gate migrated into the ON gate. Most of this is in usr/src - ie it is open and under the CDDL license. However there is one part that ended up in usr/closed and that is labeld. The information on how to call labeld is open so in theory other distros could create their own replacement daemon.
This is just the first part, the corresponding changes need to happen for the TX supplementary code for the other consolidations including JDS.

- Darren

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