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You can set a default printer on Debathena by either setting the PRINTER environment variable to the name of the printer (to set this for all users, consider adding it to /etc/environment), or by asking firstname.lastname@example.org for a “cluster information” entry for your machine.
If your Athena username differs from your Debian or Ubuntu local username, the renew command will ask for the password for your local username. You can fix this with the following command:
where andersk is your Athena username. You will need to add this command to ~/.bashrc to make this work every time you login to your machine.
so that when you ssh to those machines, you’ll not have to specify your Athena username and will automatically forward your Kerberos tickets.