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UMCE Linux: Minute 06/01/2004
to do from this meeting:
o everyone must upgrade to 2.4.26 before the next meeting. Sean has
graciously agreed to send us reminders the next two Mondays, but
slackers will be duly pilloried at the next meeting.
o Kevin will investigate Grub Classic (tm)
o we still need a tool to manage tasks. doesn't seem like footprints
is that tool.
o someone needs to investigate ConsoleServer software for use with Digi
o Bill and Martin will meet with Roy to discus per port console server
access (radius + takacs)
o Patrick and Jane will document why changes have been made to the
desktop kernel wrt the server kernel and send it to the group for
o Someone should work on IPTables userland software (akbailey may have
o Gab will contact people (presumably about TODO list)
o Sean will contact krb5.conf keeper and make sure we're running the
official krb5.conf. Is this Kevin Coffman?
minutes courtesy rodger:
Attending: Wes, Patrick, Marcus, Rodger, Rick, Andy, Sean, Martin,
Jane, Bill, Aaron, Albert, Kevin
Note Taker: Rodger
Footprints: Kelleyam: Doesn't support hierarchy, all-or-nothing access
Legacy Grub - only bug fixes
Grub 2 - Not ready for prime time
Gruijin - Possible alternative
Kevin will investigate Grub 1
Power and console
Martin sent chart.
Jane would like to see machines boot from powerup
Marcus suggests that we investigate 'ConsoleServer' software
Marcus has a protoype console server with X running on a GX270
Bill talked to Roy about sharing console servers. Not clear that
this is an opportunity to work together
*Action: Bill and Martin will meet with Roy to discus per port
console server access (radius + takacs)
Andrew recommends that the digi etherlite console server be placed
on a physical private network for each console
Sean would like to have a console sever available ASAP
The beepage console server requires resolving modem and kernel
One option is to have many modems enabled
Identified staff and hardware for intial testing
Migratation to kernel 2.4.26
Only directory has been upgraded so far
Mail, virus filtering, and file servers kernel upgrade has been
WebTeam has not upgraded yet
Marcus has tested Cache Manager with new kernel
Attempts to consolidate kernels have been made, but more forking
documentation is needed
*Action: Patrick and Jane will document why changes have been made
to the desktop kernel and send it to the group
*Action: Review list that was sent out and prune/clean
up/document as necessary; verify that no machines with local
root exploits are in commission
*Action: Sean will send list out weekly for review until next
Userland IP Tables
it's support in the 2.4.26 kernel
*Action: Jane will investigate if Alan Bailey (akbailey) has
available cycles to work on this
Tasks (todo list):
Still some people's lists not in the "task" app.
*Action: Gab will contact people.
64-bit support project: Jason (jsonn) has been tasked to work on this
acceptable to use heimdal and mitk5 symlinks?
will use heimdalk5 and mitk5 symlinks
heimdal and mitk5 will be maintained as separate application
a general krb5.conf file will be included in base with proper
realms, kdcs, etc.
*Action: Sean will contact krb5.conf keeper
Andrew has 2 part-time staff working on Linux projects whose
meetings conflict with this meeting
New meeting day? M, Th, F
Frequency? one a month?
IMAP hardware chosen, at Purchasing.
*Action: Andrew will check with Dianne to make sure PO ships to vendor
*Action: Sean will track shipping status
Andrew will check with Purch until it arrives at vendor, Sean will
keep touching base with vendor.
Katarina did some initial work of reconfiguring EQ disk space; after
machine is ready for prime-time, migration from terminator will take
Marcus has spreadsheet for power consumption, he'll share.