Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference
Anatomy of an Athena Workstation
Thomas Bushnell, BSG and Karl Ramm - MIT Information
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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