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Meeting (to be) held on 2009/04/16 at 19:00 in Mary Campbell Room

Previous meeting: 2 April 2009 19:00:00 Next meeting: 23 April 2009 19:00:00


  • SOWN[at]HOME Nodes (daveruss)
    • Return of University road #250
      • Has been escalated to be dealt with by school.
    • New Deployment problems
      • Oxford Avenue (#261)
        • No Progess
      • Newton Road (#251)
        • No Progress
    • Deployment Stability
      • Node Default time - Leth has developed a script which sets the date to being valid for the current certificate or the 1st of Jan this year. Has a related setup node script ready to run. This can now be run over all nodes except #253 and #266. Morse to roll this out with Leth in tow.
      • OpenVPN
        • Unexpected termination - SjH is looking into this problem further, it looks like OpenVPN performs some of its task in a random order. One solution is to run OpenVPN in the foreground in a while loop which starts it again when it dies.
        • DNS Lookup loop - Is having a DNS problem and if OpenVPN starts before resolv.conf is re-written with open dns data is hangs in a loop. Put the IP address is the openVPN config is the solution, again Leth has done this and this can be rolled out (morse and Leth)
    • New requests
      • Unless you can keep it longer than the end of June, then we are not deploying over the summer will be the response.

  • Admin tasks
    • PHP Code Cleanup
      • crwilliams been cleaning up sown-auth/stats code. Now with added rainbow colours :)
    • Wiki cleanup (crwilliams)
      • Still in progress. Andy claims to have fixed all the broken links he can. Colin is going to re-run the script again.
    • Yada Cleanup (SjH)
      • He will fix that! Whatever it is.
    • SVN permissions
      • Check in from dev
      • Touch a magic file (link on wiki) anyone with a sown committee account can touch this.
      • Main site will be updated in under 5 minutes
      • Remember to sync users between dev and ugforge

  • SOWN Core Network Update (Davetaz)
    • Boundary between SOWN and ECS network is very vague.

  • 802.11r (Jos)
    • The idea would be to drop them onto the same network such that they can talk to each other.

  • WiMAX
    • Davetaz is working on the Plant kit to go atop of the building.
    • We need to identify sites to be part of the trial.

  • Extending Meraki Coverage (Lionel)
    • It was discussed that we could have fun with a satellite dish and a tin can to see how well this works.
    • We need to look up if we can remove the limit in the new open source ath drivers.

  • Ideas for Future Surgery
    • Node startup tests (varying levels of net connectivity)
    • Check node startup messsages via serial connection

Relegated to a Future Meeting

  • Link-Layer Filtering (morse)

  • AOB
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