[Planetlab-users] Poll -- do you care about your process privacy?
lepreau at cs.utah.edu
Sun May 23 08:56:34 EDT 2004
If you would care that other experimenters could see the
information displayed by 'top' about your processes, please
respond privately to me. I'll report back to the list.
> Does anyone have any proposals for how people can maintain some privacy
> with a global top? Even if it's something along the lines of needing to
> run a blessed version of top that hides the program name, wait
> information, etc., that would be a step in the right direction. Given
> how many groups are working on similar projects, I imagine that a fair
> number of people don't want to disclose more about their slices than
> they have to.
I suspect that this is a total non-issue for about 5 reasons,
even without the clear tradeoff of having top.
Among them are that there's lots better ways to find out what the
competition is doing, and there's lots better ways to get one's
research done and papers accepted than to waste time poking
around with ps or equiv.
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