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Ninth System Administration Conference
(LISA '95)

September 18-22, 1995
Monterey, California

Call for Papers

Program Committee

;login: Report on LISA '95

Plenary Session

Wednesday (11:00-12:30)
Chair: John Schimmel

Network Services

Wednesday (11:00-12:30)
Chair: John Schimmel
lbnamed: A Load Balancing Name Server in Perl
Roland J. Schemers, III, SunSoft, Inc.

LPRng - An Enhanced Printer Spooler System
Patrick Powell, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA,
Justin Mason, Iona Industries, Ireland

Finding a Needle in a Virtual Haystack: Whois++ and the Whois++ Client Library
Jeff R. Allen, Harvey Mudd College

Commercial Environments

Wednesday (2:00-3:30)
Chair: Paul Evans
Capital Markets Trading Floors, Current Practice
Sam Lipson

Morgan Stanley's Aurora System: Designing a Next Generation Global Production Unix Environment
Xev Gittler, W. Phillip Moore and J. Rambhaskar, Morgan Stanley

How to Upgrade 1500 Workstations on Saturday, and Still Have Time to Mow the Yard on Sunday
Michael E. Shaddock, Michael C. Mitchell, and Helen E. Harrison, SAS Institute Inc.


Wednesday (4:00-5:30)
Chair: Marcus J. Ranum
Security Administration in an Open Networking Environment
Karen A. Casella, Sun Microsystems, Incorporated

Multi-platform Interrogation and Reporting with Rscan
Nathaniel Sammons, Colorado State University

Exu - A System for Secure Delegation of Authority on an Insecure Network
Karl Ramm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Grubb, Duke University

Internet Services

Thursday (11:00-12:30)
Chair: Tina Darmohray
Administering Very High Volume Internet Services
Dan Mosedale, William Foss, and Rob McCool, Netscape Communications

Bringing the MBONE Home: Experiences with Internal Use of Multicast-Based Conferencing Tools
Archibald C. R. Mott, cisco Systems, Inc.

LACHESIS: A Tool for Benchmarking Internet Service Providers
Jeff Sedayao and Kotaro Akita, Intel Corporation


Thursday (2:00-3:30)
Chair: Kim Trudel
From Something to Nothing (and back)
Gretchen Phillips, University at Buffalo

Metrics for Management
Christine Hogan, Synopsys, Inc.

SQL_2_HTML: Automatic Generation of HTML Database Schemas
Jon Finke, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

User Environment

Thursday (4:00-5:30)
Chair: Bryan McDonald
Decentralising Distributed Systems Administration
Christine Hogan, Synopsys, Inc.
Aoife Cox, Lockheed-Martin, Inc.
Tim Hunter, Synopsys, Inc.

SPM: System for Password Management
Michael A. Cooper, University of Southern California

AGUS: An Automatic Multi-Platform Account Generation System
Paul Riddle Hughes STX Corporation
Paul Danckaert University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Matt Metaferia MCI Telecommunications

File Management

Friday (9:00-10:30)
Chair: Paul Anderson
OpenDist - Incremental Software Distribution
Peter W. Osel and Wilfried Gnsheimer, Siemens AG, Munchen, Germany

filetsf: A File Transfer System Based on lpr/lpd
John Sellens, University of Waterloo

Patch Control Mechanism for Large Scale Software
Atsushi Futakata, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)

Network Hardware

Friday (11:00-12:30)
Chair: Paul Evans
From Twisting Country Lanes to MultiLane Ethernet SuperHighways
Stuart McRobert, Department of Computing, Imperial College, London

From Thinnet to 10base-T, From Sys Admin to Network Manager
Arnold de Leon, Synopsys, Inc.

Tracking Hardware Configurations in a Heterogeneous Network with syslogd
Rex Walters, IBM Microelectronics Division