The University of Texas at Austin
The Computer Science Division of the Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT) has developed the Group Administration Shell (GASH) system, which gives different administrators permission to administer subsets of the laboratory NIS and DNS files. In addition to distributing administrative control in a secure fashion, GASH makes a large number of system administration tasks very simple, permitting technically untrained personnel to safely perform complex system administration tasks. The Network Computing Environment (NCE) built around GASH and standard UNIX tools such as NIS, DNS, and automounter provides a flexible and reliable way of completely abstracting the user's environment from the physical configuration of the network.
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