Breaking the Ties that Bind: Process Isolation and Migration

Shaya Potter, Jason Nieh

;login, USENIX Association, 30(6), December 2005, pp. 14-17

Abstract

As computers become more ubiquitous in large corporate, government, and academic organizations, the cost of owning and maintaining them is becoming unmanageable. Computers are increasingly networked, which only complicates the management problem given the myriad of viruses and other attacks commonplace in today’s networks. Security problems can wreak havoc on an organization’s comput- ing infrastructure. To prevent this, software vendors frequently release patches that can be applied to address security and mainte- nance issues that have been discovered. This becomes a management nightmare for administrators who take care of large sets of machines.

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Columbia University Department of Computer Science