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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PLAN] Updating sub-project web pages
Date Sun, 27 Jan 2002 20:30:23 GMT
On Mon, 28 Jan 2002 06:08, robert burrell donkin wrote:
> > For security and performance reasons, builds of web pages are not to be
> > done on daedalus (the machine that hosts Apache's web presence).  Also
> > for security reasons, new accounts are not automatically being created on
> > daedalus.  In fact, Brian has indicated that he ultimately wants to
> > reduce the number of accounts on daedalus.
> i think that the only reason i use the account on daedalus (i'm right in
> thinking that the cvs login uses another machine, aren't i?) is to update
> sub-project web sites. doing these updates makes me nervous and i'd gladly
> give up my account if there was another way of doing them.

You will still need it to upload releases - until Sam gets around to removing 
that need ;)

> > Here's how I would like to incrementally address the issue:
> >
> > 1) I'll create a cron job to do a cvs update of the jakarta site several
> >    times a day.  I will expand it to include other subprojects on
> > request. While I may adjust the frequency with which this job runs, I
> > expect to run at least once a day
> >
> >    Ramifications of this: first the existence of this job does not
> > preclude
> >    manual updates out of cycle by those with access to do so.  What it
> > does
> >    mean, however, is that if someone goes and directly updates the web
> > site
> >    (which despite all the warnings, does happen from time to time), this
> >    will inevitably result in a merge conflict and need to be manually
> >    resolved.
> +1
> i'd be happy for anyone who can't play by the rules to lose access rights
> to daedalus.

errr... don't think that has anything to do with it.



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