October '06 Meeting

Proposed date: 23 October 2006. Meeting: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Present: Daniel, Dave, Mike, Christopher, Fraser, Phil


  • pre-announce: fe102.cs & fe104.cs
    • try and break, folks.
  • network: (anyone seeing problems with linux/nfs?)
    • dave would like hardware info
      • timber: hp switch; dell poweredge running fedora core..
      • gl: a few drop connection then refuse to mount.
    • monitoring/nagios
  • centralized management of debian/ubuntu packages and their configs
    • systemimager for xhiered systems ? pro's, con's?
    • cfengine? pro's, con's?
  • accounts: cf. ST#55559 vs LDAP (MikePatterson)
  • Jason's question about procedure for others adding packages
    • proposed: (mail tg-linux-cscf & post to uw.cscf.changes)
      • announce tomorrow at CSCF staff mtg.
      • tg-linux-cscf:cscf-mgmt,dlgawley,drallen,gxshen,mpatterson,pbeldowski,wtautz
      • what about mfcf? ...ccalzone would be interested. so, to tg-linux
      • tg-linux:tg-linux-cscf,tg-linux-mfcf@mfcf.math

  • accounts: Dave will pick up championing renumbering low-uid clients.
  • daniel is addressing lock problems in lab.
* printing and authentication: punt for meeting with Jason and Clayton re: samba3.0 with kerberos.

  • fyi: MFCF is eventually setting up linux front-end, once they have LDAP auth? also replacing www.student.math with redhat box.

  • if nfs down: send to syslog: date, uptime. or nagios? & then mount.

  • nagios (watcher202): would need proper logic for: if switch down, don't bother notifying about hosts on the switch... mikep just got a book on it.
  • but what about fixing the problem (nfs down, etc).
    • linux implementation of NFS had bad reputation? what about now?
  • heartbeat s/w as part of HA linux?

* batch dispatcher for cpuservers? mike thinks this would be useful. though, wait until we have linux cpu servers, as far as this group goes.

* building cscf .debs: we may want to offer new debs for students' machines that aren't xhiered. such as nfs-mounter?...

-- DanielAllen - 23 Oct 2006

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