Helping users learn the intricacies of UNIX, particularly in a custom environment, is always a challenge. Helping thousands of users in an environment that is distributed both geographically and computationally is especially difficult. Project Athena has developed an ''On-Line Consulting'' system (OLC) that enables users to ask questions of consultants… (More)
As a prerequisite for achieving its mission of fostering educational innovation at M.I.T., Project Athena must support a large network of independently owned and controlled workstations. At the Project's inception, systems software to support such a configuration did not exist. As a result, a large part of the systems development effort during Athena's… (More)
We show that the Kerberos Authentication System can relax its requirement for synchronized clocks, with only a minor change which is consistent with the current protocol. Synchronization has been an important limitation of Kerbeross it imposes political costs and technical ones. Further, Kerberos' reliance on synchronization obstructs the secure… (More)
Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is nuts. The authors make a simple proposal on doing something different.