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Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference (LISA '98)

Anatomy of an Athena Workstation

Thomas Bushnell, BSG and Karl Ramm - MIT Information Systems


This paper presents work by many developers of the Athena Computing Environment, done over many years. We aim to show how the various components of the Athena system interact with reference to an individual workstation and its particular needs. We describe Hesiod, Kerberos, the locker system, electronic mail, and the software release process for workstation software, and show how they all interrelate to provide high-reliability computing in a very large network with fairly low staffing demands on programmers and systems administrators.
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