Pete's Log: arla rules

Entry #445, (Coding, Hacking, & CS stuff)
(posted when I was 22 years old.)

it should be well known to just about everyone that i'm a rather lazy person. so typing passwords isn't something i like doing when i can avoid it. which is why i love ssh-agent so much... but the problem with ssh and afs is if you don't have a token locally you have to klog at the other end if you want to use afs. well, on realloc i run arla when i'm in fitz and have high speed networking... but i don't want afs mounted when i'm at home, because that'd be slow. but i want an afs token so i don't have to klog when i log into afs machines... so Brian and I think about it a bit, and using arla, if you insert the arla module and start the arla daemon, but don't actually mount /afs, you can klog locally and have a token that ssh can pass to other machines. which makes life good. very good. laziness is awesome.