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Meeting (to be) held on 2011/09/29 at 18:00 in Zepler CLS Lecture Room

Previous meeting: 22 September 2011 19:00:00 Next meeting: 6 October 2011 19:15:00


Amateur Radio 1800-18:45

RSGB regional manager should have sent thos off to the central office

  • Contact Ofcom about retrieving G8KMI callsign

No Progress

  • General discussion & mucking around with kit

This was done, there were some issues with the radio transmitter as it would not transmit.

  • AOB

Joint Agenda 18:45-19:15

  • Bunfight and Jumpstart Review

Jumpstart talk seemed to go well but not much response from the attendees Bunfight went well but people did not notice the aerial. There was no opportunity to demonstrate use of the radio as DJ Soc were pumping out phat tunes at too high a volume.

    • Availability for attending Jumpstart welcome events

HeliosFA, daveruss are available tommorow

Posters look good, they have a space for additional information.

  • AOB

SOWN 19:15-20:00

  • Summer Recap

We had a summer intern to look at Eduroam. This was a joint ECS ISS project to deploy wireless access points connected to a wireless controller. Access points have been successfully been deployed across ECS providing a working Eduroam via 802.1x and an updated ECS-WLAN. Have also sorted out FreeRADIUS on Auth.

  • Nodes (HeliosFA)
    • Adelaide Road
    • Accepted node requests delayed to October (daveruss)

Probably worth sending out the old style access points as it does not look like the Package Management system will be ready in the next few weeks.

  • Admin Tasks
    • Move SOWN and trunk ports to the Access Grid room (Davetaz)

Package manger for SOWN is pretty much complete. Need to proxy package list for OpenWRT tree to save having to rebuild them.

Would like to test moving between Sown and Eduroam around the Campus. Perhaps try and see if a Skype call can be kept up while moving around. Maybe look to get freshers to get more detailed statistics.

    • Automatic community account creation from SOWN IPs (daveruss)

We are going to give users a 30min grace period to allow them to active their account.

  • Icinga Alerts
    • VPN DISK / - Syslog-ng spamming /var/log/error

Syslog-NG started getting upset about not being able to write to a socket. The number of sockets available was increased and it was restarted and this appeared to resolve the issue. The spamming by Syslog-NG was quite high and could have caused problems had it not been spotted by daveruss before he went to sleep.

  • Nags Status Gadget

This is a Nagios program that will also work with Icinga. It is a Windows gadget that uses JavaScript to take data from Icinga/Nagios and format it nicely. It needs an XML script to grab. The XML is generated on the server to process the data before the widget pulls it down.

  • AOB
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