[Mono-devel-list] mono .net security vs ms .net

Sebastien Pouliot spouliot at videotron.ca
Fri Dec 10 18:49:42 EST 2004

Hello Randy,

> I was wondering if Mono .net implements the same type
> of policy security as ms .net

Short answer: No

Long answer:
It's in progress (actually I just commited a caspol tool today in SVN ;-).
There was very little provided with Mono 1.0.x wrt CAS but there is already
some use cases possible using Mono 1.1.3. But you WON'T get this feature
(complete) in Mono 1.2.

Why? Because implementing CAS requires a lot of things. The infrastructure
is being done. The next step will be to protect the ressources. At this
point it becomes usable for "playing" with it).

The next step is a full audit of the managed class library and the runtime -
so we know it's actually "safe" to use.

You can find some more informations in earlier post I did (this summer) on
the subject. I also blog, from time to time, on the subject

If you feel it's important then you are welcomed to help us making CAS a
reality for Mono. Many things (from really simple to very complex) are still
to do!


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