Tim, Toby, Alison, Neil, Iain
These were accepted.
Please comment asap. Craig hopes to incorporate comments and circulate the document more widely soon.
Those present weren't entirely sure what had happened here, but suggested that a 32-bit desktop or a 32-bit login server might be possibilities, more generally than just for the Beetle project.
The original scheme turned out not to fit the boxes' constraints, but Craig has a new scheme which will. He was reminded to ensure that those who need to know are informed of the new passwords.
Graham reported that it should be possible to do this. He just needs to find out what the appropriate grace periods are.
RAT-unit have a few unneeded or defunct machines in AT, which they will remove. The racks over there are full. Action amended.
MP-unit now have a wiki page for these. Done.
This is being tracked elsewhere.
Blog articles suggested:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units.
We expect the commissioning work to take place early next week.
There are likely to be a few places where passwords are processed where sometimes-meta-characters might cause problems.
There was some discussion as to how this might behave under failure conditions, and indeed what those failure conditions might be. George will add some additional debugging to the routing component in order to try to eliminate at least one possibility.
The meeting thought it might be a good idea to publicise the possibility of Mac backups some more. Craig will write a blog article, and think about putting up some posters.
Topics for discussion
(Only those already noted.)
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