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#1 Moon Goon

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 12:42 PM

[url="http://www.sandboxie.com/"]http://www.sandboxie.com/[/url]

This program attempts to run a program "sandboxed" in that all file changes and registry changes get redirected to a sandbox directory. You can clear out the sandbox and all those changes go bye-bye.

I'm wondering if this could be used kinda like UFS on Linux boot CDs. One could point the sandbox folder to a ramdrive in a PE environment. Any program that usually needs write access would go through Sandboxie and have all file changes go to the sandbox folder on the ramdrive..

#2 TheHive

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 01:28 PM

Interesting concept for its use.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:01 PM

Yep, see this:
http://portableapps.com/node/1124

and "directly from the horse's mouth":
http://www.sandboxie...topic.php?t=198

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:37 PM

A better analogy is the Unix concept of a "chroot jail", where potentially insecure programs run in a limited environment.

One of the big things i miss in windows is true chroot-like functionality.

#5 Moon Goon

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:10 PM

I think Windows has the best and easiest root functionality of any OS. From Sony to your basic Script Kiddy everyone is rooting XP :P

Jaclaz is on the ball with all the info.. but, now that I think of it, Sandboxie attempts to virtualize all file operations from a sandboxed program (and any program launched by it) As an example wouldn't a sandboxed anti-virus program remove or heal files only to have its efforts nulled? Not as flexible as UFS for sure (though this is not its intended use :P)

#6 Draugen

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:54 PM

if you want UnionFS like functionality, rip off the fast boot write filter from a Vista .wim. This will use 32 MiB of RAM to simulate a writable %systemdrive% when booting from CD.

A search of the 911cd forums for 'FBWF' should do the trick.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 05:51 AM

What you suggest is actually the same with ewf,

#8 dog

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:22 PM

couple of weeks late, but...

I made a BartPE plugin for sandboxie a while back, but it didn't redirect cd writes, the cd remained resolutely read-only.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 09:09 PM

couple of weeks late, but...

I made a BartPE plugin for sandboxie a while back, but it didn't redirect cd writes, the cd remained resolutely read-only.


Please post your BartPE plugin for sandboxie, because http://www.sandboxie...tall-320-01.exe can redirect cd writes.

#10 MedEvil

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 09:45 PM

Somehow i miss the point of such a plugin. Can someone explain?

:cheers:

#11 JohnQ

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:11 PM

Somehow i miss the point of such a plugin. Can someone explain?

:cheers:


I am looking for an FBWF with cache NOT on kernel RAM but on disk volumes.




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