These were accepted.
Neil noted that he had seen some email between Craig and Dave Berry regarding a meeting some time ago. This may be the source of some confusion.
It was clarified that this relates to scripts being sent to external examiners. The action will be amended.
Chris reckoned they should; and to save on a big profile rebuild proposed making the live-header change to coincide with the <stable> release.
icsa-evo scheduled for Thursday. The proposal is to let the evo2 upgrade happen as part of its replacement. Neil will add some words to his proposed "SAN problems last week" blog article, as there was some nervousness that something similar might happen again.
It was concluded that this action should be expanded to encompass other generated lists, and it would be better to wait until after the lifecycle code is further forward. Amended and deferred to November.
Blog articles suggested:
Blog articles completed:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units
To reiterate, it really is not good practice to leave dangling or uncapped fibre patch leads. Apart from general untidiness, there is a serious risk of contamination to (expensive) things they might later be plugged into.
MP-unit get nightly email reports on KVM usage. Alastair is going to try to turn these into a more accessible form, possibly as web pages. Meantime, Chris will forward the latest batch for information.
This has become (more) unreliable recently for no obvious reason. Graham asked if anyone knew of specific instances which might allow him to investigate more. Action: ALL.
Graham has at least one "test" case. He'll discuss the implications with Toby and Neil, widening as necessary.
Some services-unit person will write a blog article on this.
The question of whether some kind of machine-install principals could be set up was raised, rather than always using /admin for everything. It does sound like a good idea at first, but privilege escalation would be a real risk which might make it ineffective in practice. Inf-unit will consider this as a longer-term item.
Topics for discussion
e-expenses registration issue: Graham asked if anything had happened as a result of our query. Iain had emailed, but hadn't heard anything back. He'll prod (and as a side effect this'll go on our action-list for tracking).
Self-managed machines with firewall holes
Wednesday 24th July at 10:00 in IF-4.31
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