Older blog entries for strick (starting at number 2)

Well i'm actually working on my [hopefully] secure rewrite of basic internet services, a project called Smilax. I think I know many things that can help security, and I want to Just Do It.

I'm in Europe for a while (till it gets cold, or christmas, or something) living in Budapest, Hungary, and using free time to work on the project. I don't have much written about it yet. Should do that soon...

I'm thinking about the problem i have when I travel -- who will fix my servers if they get hacked?

I'm thinking of rewriting all the basic protocols, NOT IN C, in a much safer way. Would be great to do it with a Minimal Trusted Computing Base model, and some approximation to provable security?

Taking inspiration from FORTH creater Chuck Moore, I just want to rewrite it, simply, from scratch. Emphasis always on security, not speed or features. I can afford to run at 10% the speed of a "normal" server; my servers are well less than 10% busy.

How crazy am I? Would anyone else want a secure internet server? :)

working on a project now named CRPL (pronounced 'carpal'), some shortcuts for TCL (pronounced 'tickle').

Example:
y=lsort $x
rather than
set y [lsort $x]
or
z=(a*b+c*4)
rather than
set z [expr {$a*$b+$c*4}]

It uses the unknown command catcher to handle the new syntax. I am using this extensively in other projects.

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