Alison, Craig, Gordon
These were accepted. Neil noted that there had actually still been two services-unit servers in FH at the time of the last meeting.
The issue of /home was raised. We might be able to break it on servers, which is where we intend removing amd in the first instance, but we can't break it on desktops. Might autofs provide an answer?
The meeting quite liked having "done" actions still easily accessible for reference, so the list wouldn't be pruned yet.
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units.
We're expecting the following fibrechannel kit: some discs, some AFS servers and some VM servers, but probably not enough to fill a whole rack. There are also some machines in AT which could perhaps be moved to the Forum (where we now have spare rack space again) if necessary.
Conclusion: add FC kit from the bottom up, and add non-FC kit from the top down, and keep an eye on it.
In general, machines which are purely for teaching or purely for commercialisation should go in AT.
There are rather a lot of servers still to be rebooted. All units to push on with this. The VM servers will still need held back to 5.3, but hosted machines can go to 5.4.
The fact that the mail log name doesn't currently match the component ("mailng") causes problems with the permissions on the log file. The easiest fix is probably to change the name of the log file.
Tim will take the impending demise of the news service either to Stuart or to the Teaching Committee (by email).
Topics for discussion
This was covered as part of the Services Unit's report.
This was raised in order to clarify the action on "all". Some ideas:
That original action will be replaced by these new ones.
Roger raised the question as a result of anecdotal evidence.
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