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The Dice Project

Operational Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 14th April 2010
Room 4.31, Informatics Forum

Toby Blake, Lindsey Brown, Neil Brown, Roger Burroughes, Alison Downie (convener and minutes), Stephen Quinney, George Ross, Craig Strachan,
  1. Apologies for absence

    Alastair, Graham, Tim, Simon, Ian, Gordon

  2. Minutes of the last meeting.

    These were accepted.

  3. Actions.

    Actions completed:

    Action updates:

    Actions added:

  4. Report from Computing Executive Group

  5. Reports from units.

  6. Topics for discussion

    1. Installation of web-cam in KB server room

      It was agreed that this is potentially a feasible plan but, as we are also changing tapes in KB approximately every 10 days, whoever performs this task should also take a quick glance and report any potential issues.

  7. AOCB

    1. ssh server update

      Neil asked for an update on the ssh server situation. Stephen explained that no concrete evidence had been found. He also added that there is now a plan to introduce rpm verifier (possibly daily) and run this against a list of critical rpms. We would also block external addresses from where there had been multiple failed attempts for a period of 1 or 2 hours.

      The question of whether system accounts ever need to ssh (even internal) was raised and it was agreed that there are circumstances where this is required.

  8. Next meeting

    The next meeting will be on Wednesday 28th April in room 4.31.

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