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Re: Changing from L4 to something else...

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: Changing from L4 to something else...
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:34:54 -0400

On Fri, 2005-10-28 at 14:07 +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> System administrators want control.

Inexperienced system administrators want control. Senior system
administrators want never to *need* control.

KeyKOS tried very hard to be "operatorless". There are certain things
you need an administrator for: software install, drive upgrades, and
initial account creation.  Maybe some policy, but not much.

It is not clear that there is any other necessary function for a system
administrator. It *is* clear that anything which can be tuned or
adjusted, will in practice be tuned or adjusted wrong most of the time.


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