Alastair, Alison, Chris, Craig, Tim
These were accepted. Ian noted that we now had a bit more information regarding problems with the MDP (sic) machines.
The "ownership" of the jabber service will be taken to CEG.
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units.
Until very recently there had still been some NFS moves yet to happen. Neil thought they were pretty well all done now, and it should just be a case of coordinating things with the users. Mirrors had been moved, and were gradually being added to the TiBS configuration so as not to land too big a lump of new data on the backup service in one go.
There's one US-managed machine (bunnocks) which is tied to the SAN. It'll just have to move at the appropriate time.
There's also still one self-managed machine.
The meeting reckoned that around 1 minute for the "middle" batch and 3 minutes for the "last" batch sounded about right.
Neil asked whether the rfe on/off settings would be affected by these delays. George expected that they wouldn't (confirmed by post-meeting tests).
This was felt to be a good idea.
Stephen asked that people should talk to the MPU before turning on the new flag.
It's the intention to roll out a new version of firefox over the vacation break (but not the bleeding-edge version referred to in the report!).
It seems desirable to run the jabber service on real hardware, but the question is "where?" Given that it's tied closely to the monitoring system, it might also be better for the service to be run by the inf-unit rather than the services-unit. George will ask CEG to decide on this; and once that's done, the unit responsible will bring forward proposals for where the service actually does run.
Topics for discussion
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