[ Changed 3rd October 1997 ]
Pachyderm is an experimental email system exhibiting the following properties:
The Platform is the Web: all interaction with Pachyderm is through a web browser; you can create, read and browse your email from any web-connected computer.
Location Independence: there is no state locked in particular client computers; you can move among client computers at will, and your email state will still be available to you.
Bandwidth Tolerance: Pachyderm is designed to tolerate a wide range of connectivity bandwidths, from high-speed local area networks to dial-up modems.
Easy Data Retrieval: all access to your email is based on queries on a full-text index; you can find the right message from among tens of thousands without any need for manual classification schemes such as folders.
The talk will outline the rationale for Pachyderm and describe the structure of the system.
NOTE: the time is nonstandard for a security seminar.