These were accepted as a reasonable account of the last meeting.
The last minutes say "MPU agreed to look into this issue and come up with recommendations". However, it was generally felt that this was discussed previously and that the solution should be to provide a separate server for end-user access. We should confirm and close this action at the next meeting.
Alison will email COs to find out if anyone is planning a trip to JCMB in the near future.
After some discussion, the recommendation is that the NUT configuration should be set to allow 1 minute before shutting down machines. Machines running NUT should be labelled accordingly (a coloured dot beside power button ?). After 5 minutes, we will begin powering off machines starting with those that have not been configured to run NUT. Alison will update web page and circulate for comment.
Subsequent to meeting, page now published.
Blog articles suggested:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from Units
REMINDER: if you install an SL7 machine on any of the "server" wires (S32 and S33 in the Forum, AT1 in Appleton Tower, S at JCMB) then you will get an IPv6 address and IPv6 global routes. If you add that address to the DNS you will then get firewall holes for it.
Perhaps the most important thing to beware of is assuming that any IPv4 access controls you have in place also apply to IPv6. They might. Then again, they might be totally independent and default to "open".
There was no objection to the proposal that Chrome should be updated automatically.
MPU have now prepared BIOS configuration on USB. We should use this for the lab upgrades. See MPU wiki for more details.
Topics for discussion
Mixed feelings about this. Ultimately Alastair will decide but if anyone has any strong opinions, please email him directly.
The next meeting will be on Wed 13th Jul 2016 at 10:00 in IF-4.31, chaired by George.
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