[Cryptography] Understanding state can be important.

Ralf Senderek crypto at senderek.ie
Wed Dec 30 04:42:44 EST 2015

On Tue Dec 29 Ray Dillinger writes:

>> It's nine o'clock; do you know what all of your processes (i.e., ps ax 
>> or equivalent) are doing?
> Oh hell no, there's hundreds of running processes now.  I'm still a
> suspicious bastard, but these days I feel utterly helpless to do
> anything about it.  There is no practical alternative to complicated
> OSes that start processes without permission and refuse to explain
> what they are and why they're running.

While my Fedora starts 220 plus processes, the Crypto Bone based on 
OpenBSD starts only 16. You might argue that this is still 14 processes
too much, but I think the Crypto Bone is a step in the right direction.


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