Meeting:2008/04/24

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Meeting (to be) held on 2008/04/24 at 19:00 in Faculty Board Room

Previous meeting: 17 April 2008 19:00:00 Next meeting: 1 May 2008 19:00:00


Minutes

SOWN Projects Group (SOWN-PG)


Other Issues

  • Public IPv4 for SOWN
    • Progress on report
      • Minor grammatical/spelling changes required
      • Turn lists into lists
      • 'Community Access' should be moved to earlier in document
      • 32 addresses per node is not ideal, adjust values
  • Propose `documentation' as a new Project Group
    • Sounds dull but does need work
  • Putting Voyage Linux on Soekris Board for Zepler B
    • Alternatively fix the hostap driver in openwrt.
    • The Soekris Board is broken and a new one is ordered
      • The board is believed to have bent
  • Handling problematic nodes
    • Were Helpdesk willing to send out emails to two nodes that have been down over 2 months?
      • Nothing to report - Daveruss to work on this


  • Website
    • Links from map, node status and portal page for each node from URL manually entered as a field for the node in the database if node owner requests.
      • Done
    • Have sown-auth pages been migrated to the new style?
      • Done
  • Website/DNS Move
    • Expected move date
      • Early next week
    • Website changes required before move
      • Remote 'include's not allowed
      • May want to ask Chris Gutteridge to run checker to identify issues
  • Expansion of user community
    • How to authenticate logins from zepler.net and alumni.soton.ac.uk
      • zepler.net should be possible via radius, awaiting info
      • alumni.soton.ac.uk is handled by an external company
    • Request for sown.org.uk accounts from contact us page
      • Is contact us page available without login so people can request sown.org.uk accounts or report login problems
        • Not yet. Work still to be completed
      • Has contact us page been linked from splash screen
  • Speeding up load time of SOWN homepage
    • Circles have been removed from map on the homepage and nodeapproval page but still on main map page
    • Dave Newman to look into caching/snapshotting map
  • SOWN Portal
    • Have new features been added
      • Originally requested URL link
        • Done
      • Useful links portlet (including link to node's URL if appropriate)
        • Needs to be done
      • SOWN announcements portlet
        • Needs to be done
      • People can create portlets on sown-dev
  • Authentication for devices without web interface
    • Facility to register one MAC address that is automatically authenticated if user has logged in that day
      • To be implemented - one week expiration of MAC if requested by other user
  • AOB
Facts about "2008/04/24"
Has date24 April 2008 19:00:00 +
Has end date24 April 2008 20:00:00 +
Has location32/4073 +