Re: FCRC: writing on the wall

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 17:01:27 -0500

>   IT never wants anyone to run servers except them (and to some extent I
> agree, an un-administered server is a hacker playground, which is not just
> that dept's problem). It's the things that FCRC does that IT (specifically
> tech support) wants to do that I surmise is causing friction (and I could go
> on and on about why I think that is).  Perhaps what needs to be done is to
> show IT that it doesn't want to do the things the FCRC does.  I know you
> wouldn't want to do this, but perhaps sharing administrative access to the
> servers would appease IT?  This is essentially giving root to Paul or Mike,
> how terrible would that be?

I don't have a problem with that at all.  I think the problem though is that IT
doesn't consider anyone else to be competent of running servers.  That's
obviously a problem, since IT will refuse to run servers for certain necessary
services.  It's ridiculous.

> P.S. Neil/John, I know you guys must play with bigger drives than I do,
>      which of the journalling FS's for Linux would you say is more ready for
>      prime time?  I'm thinking of deploying ext3 for these 20GB drives.

I *think* ReiserFS is more mature. I haven't tried either one though.  Biggest
drive I've got is 16.8, and you think I'm gonna mess with it? :)


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