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MTU LUG meeting Minutes November 1st, 2007

Shell Access
	Problem?  Who gets access?
	Someone disabled Jon's account?
	He removed everyone's shell access as security lock down
	Mary: He gave impression that he wouldn't remove access
	4 accounts disabled
	Mary: He's not attentive to needs of people on server
		Active not passive attention
	Kyle's sudo taken away (kyle is VP) given back
	Brian: Don't remember turning off Jon's account
		Maybe disabled your's after turning off mine
		Was in the middle of working on mirrors
		should of contacted in person

	Brian: Only officers should have account
		mistake on both sides
	Mary: Accounts should have time limit
	Brian: Devree over stepped bounds
		In channel talking about stuff (#cael)
		Jon added v3ritas to channel when unwanted
		He removed brian's access to server

	Mernerva died?
		Stuff still not working
		Too busy to maintain server?
		where is mirnerva? = Jon's house
		Motherboard is dead

	Boat-Load of accounts disabled?
	Officers have accounts?
		by default? yes- then have a fall back
	Single account for officers? limited sudo access?
		Share account? no... then not accountable
	Easy to cover tracks :(
	If you have someone smart then it doesn't matter.
	
	Account for each person - limited access
	
	Jon will e-mail what He did to Jon so Jon can fix it
	Jon D. proven untrustworthy because he doesn't listen
	
	Jon D. gets reported to public safety if hack back on server

	E-mail list of all accounts (and status) to Secritary

Delegation of Duties
	Mary: Jon D. claimed to have greater authority then officers
	Brian: He's good at what he does
	Kyle: Server Op is given explicit control of services
		IRC stuff not in constitution and not electable
	Kyle: ---
	Mary: Process create Bylaws so that there's still a review
	Kyle: Has to have time period before hand
		ByLaws still need approval of office of student affair
	Mary: Need way to decide authorities not just duties
	"user authorization" delegate access on server?

	Stuff doesn't seem to be getting done
	
	Meeting Minutes need to be up online somewhere
	Write protect the wiki pages? (backup to central storage?)

	jon <-> dark communication improvements
	
	student access to server only?
	Trust of people off campus?
	Delegation authority allowed to non students? semi-permanent
	Services handled by people at Uni?

Mirror Status
	Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo should be working
	Brian: Mirrors most important function of server
	Huge service to people in the dorms
	Never noes what's broken? no one complains
		Broken so long no idea what is supposed to be there
	We are official mirrors for several things
		Makes us look really bad if stuff is constantly down
	Telcom hasn't complained about bandwidth recently
	Last year we had them cap us to 10Mbit out to off campus
	Up out outbound? Maybe once mirrors are working
		Talk to Shane
	(Distro)-announce sign up?
		extra e-mail account to monitor stuff
		synthia lug e-mail thingy
		keep mirrors up to date

	How long to keep releases?
		Like to keep a couple versions
		(no one updates instantly)

	RAID 5 so one drive can die
		Drives still under warranty
	Front end server is okay, filer SUCKS

	New hardware list ready for next meeting

30 Second Administration Tips
	cron - 'man cron'
		'man 5 crontab'
	backups - backup PC, it's kinda nifty
	sudo - superuser do!
	nfs - not secure

Ad-Hoc networks?
	If you're in the middle of a field you can network :)
	Not all cards can act as APs

Constitution
	Amend to allow by-laws?
	Extra stuff is listed in Wiki, but not really official
	Need way to react faster?

Treasure
	status of money request?
	Mary want it? NO!
	Never shows up to meetings

	Should impeach? to get stuff back and close security hole
	Ask him to step down?

	Vote to impeach? Kyle
		seconded Brandon C.
	15 to impeach, 2 abstain  Pow! gone.
	
	Nominations for new Treasurer?

	Kyle nominates Long haired guy
		declines
	Mary nominates Andrew
		declines
	Kyle nominates Jon K.
		Accepted

Student Org space
	We can put a student usable computer in there.

Backup of server stuff
	Config stuff IRCd
	~30 Meg in Backup PC?
	DCS charging for storage?
	Jon W. will take care of it.

Alumni Offering Hardware?
	Should try and get anything
	maybe wait till USG stuff (and money requests) settle

Boot without CD?
	Floppies
	debootstrap
	netboot

Open Moko
	Nifty open source cell phone
	Developer price >$400
	Base price ~$350
	When Wifi added then then ~$450
	Mary wouldn't mind one being donated

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