These were accepted.
We should try to identify self-managed XP machines where possible, particularly if they have firewall holes.
Blog articles suggested:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units
It was suggested that console logs could be cross-mirrored between the console servers and/or to tycho. We should also enforce our retention periods (120 days) though this may not be straightforward due to the way conserver keeps its logs. Ian will look into all this.
Stephen emphasised that
ext4 would be very useful for
large filesystems. It is possible to convert from
though not ideal.
ext4 (or maybe
be the default for SL7.
sudo is apparently too easy to misconfigure in insecure
ways, so a wrapper definitely seems like a better way to go.
It was noted that this arrangement left two servers in the Forum and none at all in Appleton Tower. There is now a "fully supported" VM server in AT, so Neil will arrange to move a DB server to it.
Topics for discussion
Much discussion, with the following points made inter alia:
Forum server room power glitch (see discussion above).
The next meeting will be on 12th April 2014 at 10:00 in IF-4.31, chaired by Craig.
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