>From: Leigh Orf <address@hidden> >Organization: UNCA >Keywords: 200102010314.f113ERX17446 IDD Leigh, re: getting a backup site >Yeah, I already get that impression from monitoring the traffic on the >mailing lists. I've emailed the two folks who are serving stuff to us. >I'd like to have a backup connection. Is there any logic in picking who >to ask for access? Should I go by geography? Backup sites _are_ assigned by the UPC as we need to keep a good handle on the IDD topology. I am CCing this note to Jeff Weber for followup on IDD backup site assignment. Sorry for the confusion. re: MCDATA for users >Indeed it is. And for local users it's ~/mcidas/data... that ok? Yes, that is correct. re: transition should be easy >Good. I vaguely remember building the LDM and the ldm-mcidas stuff on >linux with no problem a while ago, but I never got it running (was just >testing to see if I would run into any snags). OK. There are binaries available for both packages, so you don't even have to go through the pain of a build. re: NFS implementation on Linux - still waiting for a good one - >I know. In fact, what prompted me to do this finally was suddenly, >without warning, my system log on storm2 (the Linux NFS server) was >filling up with the following messages regarding file locking: > >Feb 1 13:56:32 storm2 rpc.statd: STAT_FAIL to storm2.atms.unca.edu for S > M_MON of 188.8.131.52 >Feb 1 08:56:32 storm2 kernel: lockd: cannot monitor 184.108.40.206 >Feb 1 13:56:32 storm2 rpc.statd: gethostbyname error for storm2.atms.unc > a.edu > >This would repeat and repeat... note also the time shift, I don't get >that. Maybe it's a UTC/localtime thing, I don't know. Wow! I have never seen this one. >Anyway, I restarted, rebooted, did all sorts of things to no avail. It >seems for every file access (vortex writing via NFS to storm2) I'd get a >bunch of those. I did a web search which came up empty. What is strange >is that it just started without any warning after running fine. Maybe >there is a file somewhere that needs to be deleted. Are you running xntp? >Anyway, by having storm2 ingest mcidas data it will make the NFS problem >a moot point, and I've been meaning to do this anyway. Sounds like a good plan. re: update of Fkey menu to provide ADDE access to GINI imagery >Neat. People seem to like the MCGUI interface better than the F-key >interface in my experience. I do too. But like I said, MCGUI needs a _total_ rewrite to be really useful. >Having both interfaces confuses some. But I >have them both up for those who are used to using F-keys. OK. I understand the two interfaces being confusing. By the way, the way that I use both interfaces is: o start McIDAS with 'mcidas config' o select MCGUI o start the Fkey menu from the Misc dropdown menu in MCGUI re: security with ADDE >| o TCP wrappers on the ports that ADDE uses >| o turning on McIDAS accounting of ADDE use > >I might add > o via firewall rules Yes, I did leave out firewalls >One neat feature of the 2.4 kernel is iptables, which is much easier >to use than ipchains. I could just limit access on a per-host basis, >much like tcp_wrappers. Since I am no Linux guru, I will rely on your experience here. >I do like your second option though, assuming >it's "secure". It is secure. The good thing about McIDAS is that one can't go through the ADDE interface and get to the system. The main reason for this is that almost 100% of ADDE from a remote host is read only. The little bit that is not is taken care of by assiduous assignment of write permissions to image data files. >I've been hacked a couple times and err on the side of paranoia. Gotcha! >Hope your meeting was exciting ;) Yea, sure :-( Tom
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