sofar at lunar-linux.org
Thu Jul 7 12:04:14 CEST 2005
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>I want to setup the new server as secundary DNS and SMTP, this way we
>>have 2 decent machines, nicely separated, same configuration etc that
>>can host the 3 zones and user accounts. I'll have to figure out how to
>>handle user accounts, mailing lists etc. (splitting up all users means
>>we have to split up the mailinglists, meaning more work, so I'd like all
>>mail to end up on espresso and keep that the same for now)
>The user account thing sounds somewhat icky to me. Simple brute-force
>solution is just to mirror all user accounts, and leave it up to each
>user to keep their password etc. in sync if they want to.
>A middle-ground option is writing a bunch of scripts and stuff to do a
>password change via https (or something), and have it propagate to both
>Super-painful totally-not-recommended option is something like LDAP. Ick.
that's why I won't do none of that. It'll be just the same for everyone
except that developers with ssh access will need to maintain 2 passwords
themselves. I think we can live with that ;^)
>>I also wish to give one additional senior Xfce developer root access for
>>maintaining stuff like svn permissions, user accounts etc. This gives us
>>the same setup on espresso and will make it easy for everyone to figure
>>out who can help when a person is on vacation etc. This person needs to
>>be found and agreed upon by the Xfce (senior) team, and as with
>>lunar/espresso, this is the least important person with root access
>>(backup of the backup).
>Yah, I agree with JF. I wouldn't mind doing this, esp since it's only a
>backup-of-a-backup role. I'd rather not be too critical, esp on a
>server that's 5000+ miles away.
noted. as with captains on a ship there needs to be some order and if
everyone knows when they are needed it works (just like it works
perfectly now on espresso):
espresso new server
1. daily operations - sofar sofar
2. console work for emergency - remco (JF?)
3. backup - tchan (brian?)
basically #3 needs to keep an eye open on what is happening and make
sure he can either delegate to a new admin or perform the most important
tasks himself. Terry keeps espresso up2date very well for instance and I
only check on that less often, since I'm more busy with current tasks.
#3 can even just inform #1 of pending issues, or act if needed. oh well
you get the idea.
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