[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. http://workshop.openafs.org/afsbpw08/ 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. http://workshop.openafs.org/afsbpw08/registration.html 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: http://workshop.openafs.org/afsbpw08/schedule.html 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 email@example.com. http://workshop.openafs.org/afsbpw08/wed_panel.html 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. http://workshop.openafs.org/afsbpw08/thu_panel.html Following in the tradition of previous workshops there will be a PGP key signing event. http://workshop.openafs.org/afsbpw08/afsbpw-keysigning.html 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 email@example.com. All proceeds are used to support the OpenAFS Community. We hope to see you there.
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