Apologies for absence
Minutes of the last meeting.
These were accepted.
It was noted that under what was believed to be the current schedules for the KB refurbishment, the AT refurbishment and the FH sale, there would be a gap of about four months in off-site provision. George will take this to CEG to consider further.
This item was skipped.
Reports from units.
George will pass a list of those "temporary" dhcp addresses which are still being used to support to follow up.
It should be possible to try most new firmware on test switches before deployment, and then stage reboots over several days. Some switches can take a couple of minutes to reboot. The phones are mostly independent of the data network, but timing of reboots would still have to take them into account.
Surveying the wireless propagation and installing additional access points would be done as soon as possible.
It was suggested that there would still be time to make a DNS change which might mitigate some of the effects during boreas's upgrade. Chris will look into this.
There was some discussion about how best to achieve as close a configuration as possible to that obtaining at the time of the initial exams. One possibility might be to revert to a previous stable release, but there was concern that resource changes in the meantime might still affect things, or even prevent that release working properly at all. Ultimately, virtualisation might be the answer...
It was noted that there would be a power shutdown for parts of JCMB including 2501 on Saturday 16th in connection with refurbishment work taking place in our old offices.
The following points emerged from the discussion:
Simon raised the issue of the blocking of IRC ports by default. It was agreed that this was probably no longer such an issue as it had been in the past. George will unblock them to see what happens.
The next meeting will be on the 27th of August in IF-4.33 at 11 o'clock and chaired by George Ross.
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