[OSGeoLive] OSGeoLive Cloud
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 03:06:42 PST 2019
John, I wonder if you are able to provide some "next step" suggestions
On 16/1/19 8:55 am, Bruce Anger wrote:
> Hi Cameron and everyone else
> So far I have tried changing the format of the virtual machine file to
> ova format and tried to upload it to an Amazon storage bucket, it
> seems to upload but nothing is visible in the bucket, to proceed to
> the next step, Amazon does say I have used 4.7 gb of storage. Open to
On 15/1/19 10:49 pm, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> During the FOSS4G Oceania community day, Bruce Anger and John
> Hildebrandt made great progress toward running OSGeoLive in AWS.
> Bruce's notes are here:
> James, your points are valid when considering setting up a production
> server. However, if we initially limit the target use case to a
> workshop/demo type setting, with nothing on the VM to be considered of
> value, then I assume security should be able to be ignored.
> (A future iteration could address security).
> Brian, I probably should have been more specific about the use case I
> was suggesting.
> Cheers, Cameron
> On 15/1/19 4:09 am, James Klassen wrote:
>> Technically, I suspect it would be relatively easy to convert the
>> OSGeoLive VM image into the formats accepted by various cloud providers.
>> My main concern is that historically OSGeoLive has been setup
>> prioritizing ease of use on a single user machine to let a new user
>> explore and learn the software with as few hurdles as possible. This
>> seems in fundamental conflict with best practices for putting a
>> server on the open internet (in the cloud or otherwise).
>> For example, we have easily guessable and well documented passwords,
>> generally permissive permissions in applications and on the
>> filesystem, unrestrictive firewall, way more than the minimum
>> software installed than is needed for any given task (increasing
>> attack surface area), ...
>> I think we would need to put some serious thought into how to secure
>> an OSGeoLive cloud image and what that might mean for usability.
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