The well known state where Windows displays a solid blue screen with lots
of seemingly random numbers and letters describing where a critical component
of Windows NT has just crashed. This is unrecoverable save to reboot.
Similar to the Orange
Book, this describes the necessary security features of a networked
computer system. Microsoft has never publically attempted to get a Red Book
compliant version of NT. It should be noted that since Ed Curry was involved,
the certification process has changed dramatically and become significantly
more vendor frendly, so these terms have quite a bit less meaning in today's
environment. That is, itself a problem, as it is easier to get Red Book
certification now than Orange
Book certification a few years ago. One would think the Smart
Ships would require more stringent security, all things considered.