Not yet available for discussion.
Deadline of end November set
New owners contacted again. We will need the space the old library is currently occupying by the start of December.
Toby will make the wiki page of current functional accounts available on-line.
cut-off point for pages to be updated is now mid-2016. There are still some updates outstanding from the previous round.
Actions added or revived:
Blog articles completed:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from Units
Topics for discussion
There was a great deal of discussion over the nature of the resources required by students during their in-grace period in order to tidy up their affairs and prepare for post-university life. At the end of the day, it was generally agreed that ssh access was probably all that was required and that therefore students-in-grace should not have access to lab machines. Alastair will take this proposal to Stuart Anderson.
George's follow up question about whether lab machines should be outbound-default-accept was also debated. It was agreed that altering this would be a major change of policy and that therefore the status quo should be maintained unless a more compelling argument for change arose.
There is agreement that allowing users access to individual machines via the auth component and resources in profiles or header files is a bad idea and should be avoided whenever possible, not least because it makes it much harder to be sure that students-in-grace (see above) have actually been shut out from anything they are not entitled to. A better way of doing this is to have a set of roles and entitlements allowing access to one or more services on a single machine and Toby and Jennifer will produce documentation on how this should be done.
It was agreed that these should be salvaged from relatively modern machines earmarked for disposal. Carol will amend the decommissioning policy to reflect this.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 8th November at 10:00, in IF-4.31, chaired by Craig, probably.
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