The following items have been added to the actions list:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Frontline Support Issues
The CSO will be part of the unit for this time (as a secondment).
Reports from units.
Router discovery is broken for machines with more than one interface on the same wire. Need to use an OSPF header instead (which is only supported on the Forum server wire).
The ATA Erase command should be sufficient to wipe disks.
Reminder - all "live" kit to be out by Friday 6th February at latest. May be space in Forum basement to store junk kit, which can be left in AT for now but we will need to move out before the contractors start.
NFS and AuthSMTP services will be affected. Some compute servers as well. Also the ICCS web server. Alison will collate and make announcement.
SL5.3 will fix this.
Some commands need to be explicity told to preserve ACLs (eg. rsync, tar). ACLs are not portable across platforms.
Being done to improve security by preventing some common attacks.
Re-partitioning will be necessary in the future (probably on upgrade to SL6) or users could opt-out of having additional research and teaching packages on their own machine.
Can use Apache config to turn off PHP allow_url_fopen option, this does not have to be done in php.ini. We should change DIY DICE machines to use a non-default root password.
May take opportunity to reboot this weekend with BP work.
Topics for discussion
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 11th February in IF4.31 and chaired by Craig Strachan.
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