The minutes for 1st July were approved.
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from Units
Neil asked if this meant that the dns/inf rfe map would be moving to the zonefile format. George replied that it depended on how we ended up interacting with SOLIDserver.
Stephen observed that we were not using localhost.inf on Ubuntu machines.
Neil asked if the intention was to have all machines reboot after the upgrade to SL7.8. Stephen replied that he was still thinking about this and that it might be better to upgrade servers first because we at least have remote console access to them.
Stephen pointed out the urgency of testing this release on some file servers ASAP. Neil stated that we had already been doing so on bulleid but Stephen replied that this had been with the pre-release version of the software.
Jennifer asked if we were expecting any iFriend addresses to submit feedback. Graham replied that he didn't think so and that only students were expected to reply.
Topics for discussion
Craig reported that the School was considering implementing a mechanism for monitoring access to the school which would involve members of staff logging into Office 365 to record their entry and exit times. This was not well received with several people pointing out that many members of staff avoid all work related activities on their personal phones and other devices, while others pointed out that not everyone may own a device capable of accessing office365. Craig agreed to re-think the proposal.
Adam reported that he had not experienced any issues with using multiple connections over the new EdLAN VPN and the Fortinet client. He had been unable to get things working with the built in Windows client however.
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