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AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop 2008: Next Week May 19-23,Newark NJ USA

[Please forgive the cross-posting, and please feel free to forward to
other appropriate communities.]

The AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop 2008 is being held next
week in Newark NJ USA at New Jersey Institute of Technology.


In conjunction with the Wednesday demonstration of MIT Kerberos and
OpenAFS running on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, the Nokia USA
flagship store in Manhattan will be offering all workshop attendees
the opportunity to purchase an N810 at a price of US$380 (regularly 
US$479).  Nokia representatives will be at the workshop with demo units 
for attendees to play with.  [Proof of workshop registration is required.]

This year's social event will include billiards, ping pong, appetizers 
and an open bar.  The social event is being sponsored by The Linux Box,
Secure Endpoints Inc, and Sine Nomine Associates.

Although on-site registration is permitted, we strongly urge you to
register before pre-registration closes on Friday.


The full day AFS and Kerberos tutorials will be held on Monday and
Tuesday.  The keynote is entitled "OpenAFS and the Dawn of a New Era"
and will be given by Alistair Ferguson of Morgan Stanley on Wednesday.
Other sessions include presentations
The complete abstract and the rest of the workshop session schedule can
be found at:


This year the workshop will host two panel discussions related to
OpenAFS.  The first will be a panel on AFS Cell Troubleshooting.  If
your organization has issues that you would like to have considered for
solving by our expert panel, please send e-mail to


The second panel discussion will be on AFS and Kerberos Configuration in 
which a separate panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons of 
various cell and realm configurations including but not limited to 
directory hierarchies, volume distribution, and server configurations, 
ldap backends, password expiration policies, and cross-realm key 
exchange.  If there are specific questions you would the panel of 
experts to address, please send them to workshop-info@openafs.org.


Following in the tradition of previous workshops there will be a PGP key
signing event.


If there is interest in a Kerberos cross-realm key exchange event we 
will consider that as well.

As of this writing there are attendees from more than 60 organizations
and ten countries.

Please address all questions and comments to workshop-info@openafs.org.

All proceeds are used to support the OpenAFS Community.
We hope to see you there.

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