[Mono-devel-list] Global dllmap entries?

Sebastien Pouliot spouliot at videotron.ca
Sat Apr 9 14:16:43 EDT 2005

Hello Ben,

> Also, I see no reason why a gac'd assembly is to be more well trusted
> than a non-gac'd one. Granted, either way you would have to install an
> rpm or something, but it'd be more obvious from rpm -qpl that a global
> change was being made.

It's a little off-topic but there are good reasons for more trust ;-)

The pre-requisites for GACed assemblies is higher than non-GACed assemblies.
* the strongname; and
* the fact that the assembly was installed there by someone who had access
to the GAC - i.e. it's not an assembly loaded from anywhere world-writable;

Both may not impact the security of most applications (as most run at
full-trust anyway), however this may means a lot under partial trust.

Sebastien Pouliot
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