Proper: Privileged operations in a virtualised system environment

Steve Muir, Larry Lee Peterson, Marc Fiuczynski, Justin Cappos, John Hartman

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Virtualised systems have experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, particularly in supporting a large number of independent services on a single host. This paper describes our work designing and implementing Proper, a service running on the PlanetLab system, that allows other services to perform privileged operations in a safe, controlled manner. We describe how implementing such a system in a traditional UNIX environment is non-trivial, and discuss the practical use of Proper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Event2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2005Apr 15 2005


Conference2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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