Check out the new USENIX Web site.

Home About USENIX Events Membership Publications Students
USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - 13th Systems Administration Conference - LISA '99

A Retrospective on Twelve Years of LISA Proceedings

Eric Anderson and Dave Patterson, University of California at Berkeley


We examine two models for categorizing tasks performed by system administrators. The first model is the traditional task based model. The second model breaks tasks down by the source of the problem. We then look at the historical trends of the last 12 years of LISA proceedings based on these models. Finally, we analyze some of the more important tasks done by system administrators and propose future research in those areas. Our hope is that some of the academic rigor in analyzing research can be brought to systems administration without losing the practicality that makes the research valuable.
?Need help? Use our Contacts page.

Last changed: 13 Feb 2002 ml
Technical Program
Conference index