These were accepted as a reasonable account of the last meeting.
Progressing. Neil will probably just change some obvious candidates.
CEG will be discussing on 4th May.
ALL to comment on the page.
Only a few now remaining in the list.
Chris is looking at this now.
Actions added or revived:
Blog articles discussed:
Craig says "any day now!"
Report from Computing Executive Group
There was a useful discussion! The idea of using something like whosoff.com, and thus giving away dates when property might be available to burgle, really didn't appeal at all. Then there's the Personal Data question, some of which might be Sensitive. Alastair will be feeding back.
Reports from Units
Unfortunately, just moving the pidfile won't be enough.
MPU are hoping to open
rabbit up for external CO testing soon.
There was some discussion as to which range of addresses should be regarded as "local" and whether more than just 129.215/16 should be covered; whether .ed.ac.uk should also be; and whether we should have a more unified set of parameters across all of our fail2ban-using machines. Toby and Stephen will discuss this with interested parties from other Units.
Self-managed users will need some assistance. MPU to create a computing.help page for this model, to include (or link to) at least BIOS instructions.
There's a new version. Services Unit are aware that there's a mix of older versions in use, and will be trying to upgrade them all to the latest version soon.
The latest AFS release candidate for 1.6.18 is being tested.
The clearout happened, so it's OK to move kit through there again now.
Topics for discussion
The question of UGs printing in the Forum was raised. A few pages here and there probably don't matter, but there's a policy question regarding larger amounts. Alastair will discuss with Martin.
The open-area machines shouldn't allow UG access. They're only as they are because they're the same as office desktops. Stephen will fix.
We don't now need to push teaching-related servers to AT (though there may of course be other reasons why we might want to).
There will be unsupervised workers in the Forum overnight from now on in connection with the DTI work. Concerns were raised that there are machines in open areas which might be tampered with. We should all be vigilant.
It might be possible to log and report unexpected USB events or wakeups overnight. MPU will consider the possibilities.
Alastair has updated the proposed server specification document. ALL to re-read and comment.
Neil wondered whether the recent Forum basement puddle was a "well known" phenomenon. Various theories were propounded...
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