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Meeting (to be) held on 2009/03/19 at 19:00 in Mary Campbell Room

Previous meeting: 12 March 2009 19:00:00 Next meeting: 26 March 2009 19:00:00


  • SOWN[at]HOME Nodes (daveruss)
    • Return of University road #250
    • Reconfiguration of #263 (previously deployed at Shakespeare Ave North)
    • New Deployment problems

  • SOWN Core Network Update

  • Extending Meraki Coverage (Lionel)

  • Link-Layer Filtering (formerly Captive-DNS -> munging) (morse)

  • Documentation
    • General Presentation for SOWN
    • Recovering presentations from Dell laptop with corrupt Windows partition (SjH)

  • AOB
    • offline backups removed from nagios - the new mechanism is intrinsically safer


  • The matter with University road #250 has been escalated.
  • #263 has been reconfigured
  • New deployment problems are referred to (SjH), who was absent for this meeting.

Admin tasks

  • PHP code cleanup - no progress
  • Mysql replication - it may be the wiki stats may be being updated from sown_data@sown-vpn
  • (morse) believes the URL redirect problem is fixed. (SjH) to confirm.
  • irc logs - (Leth) is moving the code away from timestamps, which have `skew' issues.
  • Website:
    • Wiki cleanup - A large number of broken links have been fixed,
    • Links owned by (AndrewWillmott) need further attention,
    • There are issues with MediaWiki re-urling links which are marked as being strings by a Semantic template. (crwilliams)
    • We will add an XHTML icon at some point, this will be removed from the site when nagios detects an invalid page. (crwilliams)
    • The location for `breadcrumbs' was discussed. (crwilliams)
    • The contents of the `resources' directory of the website needs a cleanup. (crwilliams)
    • The semantic data for servers will be changed to have human readable text, instead of a table. ( crwilliams)

  • SOWN Core Network Update
    • new-ford: (morse) has spent more time on this. new-ford is contributing to our multicast issues, and will be used to help debug our multicast issues.
  • Extending Meraki Coverage (Lionel)
    • This is likely to be progressed in a surgery. We have directional antennas to use for this.

  • WiMAX
    • There are current issues with the location for the potential trial.

  • SOWN-single Eduroam cloud (SjH and Davetaz and morse)
    • This point was discussed, along with its reasons for being - more investigation required!
    • Stats: 6 users have used ssid:`eduroam', and 5 have used ssid:`[SOWN]-8021X'
  • Link-Layer Filtering (formerly Captive-DNS -> munging) (morse)
    • IN/OUT Ebtables hooks have been added, but these are as yet untested.
  • Documentation
    • General Presentation - No progress
    • sown-bot has been documented on the wiki - (Leth)
    • Recovering presentations - (SjH) was absent
  • Backups
    • Offline backups checks have been removed from 6core/nagios monitoring.
    • Offline backups on Helios will be kept for a further 6months until backup3 has a worthy quantity.
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