warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Jun 23 00:35:26 EDT 2006
Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Have you had a chance to chat with John and Howard on the current status
> of the telascience systems? There is a board meeting tomorrow, and one
> of the issues will undoubtedly be whether SAC is functioning effectively
> and what can be done to support SAC.
OK, being the impatient person I am, I have lumbered ahead with a few
things I think need to be done.
I have added the following new documents off the SAC page:
o TODO List: with a few things I think need to be done (and hobu's items).
o Service Status: An attempt to list machines, and services that are setup
currently, including IP #'s. Also some "outstanding issues". I would
appreciate folks updating this as they build stuff out. I am a bit
concerned about making this information publically visible, but the
alternative so far has been a lack of clarity on status within the group
and outwards to legitimately interested parties. Perhaps we ought to setup
a more secure way of handling status information that might mildly
compromise security (at least the obscure kind).
o Security Groups Policy: This is my first draft of what I think we might
need for user groups in LDAP for various user roles. I have tried to
keep it simple, rather than provide for very fine grained items. I'm
assuming we can add complexity later. Input appreciated. I think we
need to get some sort of groups policy in place fairly quickly. If I
don't get feedback in a few days, I'll propose a motion to adopt this
document to the SAC list.
o LDAP related procedures: I think we need to capture some of the
magic knowledge about how to do stuff like add new users to LDAP
or how to configure a system or service to use LDAP for authentication.
I think it would mostly be Howard that needs to flesh some of this in
so he doesn't get stuck having to do everything related to LDAP
forever. I hope over time we will accumulate 'how to' procedural
information for a variety of common system administration tasks.
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