cap-std 1.0.5

Capability-based version of the Rust standard library

This crate provides a capability-based version of std, providing sandboxed filesystem, networking, and clock APIs. See the toplevel for more information about sandboxing using capability-based security.

The filesystem module cap_std::fs, the networking module cap_std::net, and the time module cap_std::time currently support Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, and Windows. WASI support is in development, though not yet usable.

Example usage of Dir for filesystem access:

use std::io;
use cap_std::fs::Dir;

/// Open files relative to `dir`.
fn dir_example(dir: &Dir) -> io::Result<()> {
    // This works (assuming symlinks don't lead outside of `dir`).
    let file ="the/thing.txt")?;

    // This fails, since `..` leads outside of `dir`.
    let hidden ="../hidden.txt")?;

    // This fails, as creating symlinks to absolute paths is not permitted.
    dir.symlink("/hidden.txt", "misdirection.txt")?;

    // However, even if the symlink had succeeded, or, if there is a
    // pre-existing symlink to an absolute directory, following a
    // symlink which would lead outside the sandbox also fails.
    let secret ="misdirection.txt")?;


Example usage of Pool for network access:

use std::io;
use cap_std::net::Pool;

/// Open network addresses within `pool`.
fn pool_example(pool: &Pool) -> io::Result<()> {
    // Connect to an address. This succeeds only if the given address and
    // port are present in `pool`.
    let stream = pool.connect_tcp_stream("localhost:3333")?;