as suggested while applying to the Sysadmin group I'm writing to let you
know I'm finally ready to be involved actively in the project and I'm
looking for someone to sponsor my candidature to the group.
As I've written in a previous mail I think the groups will fit my skills
would probably be sysadmin-noc and sysadmin-test as the tools/task used
in these groups are in line with what I'm usually tasked with, but well
one step at time :)
Just in case it is needed again my FAS username is ccielogs,
Thanks and see you Thursday on IRC,
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last approximately 3 hours.
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Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
I'm writing this e-mail for explain why I'm away from the group,
avoiding bad speculations about my collaborations to Fedora Project.
When I've started to try to help this team, I thought that my
knowledge was enough to do those things that you do. But I've
discovered that I need more experience and technical knowledge to do
To not leave the project, I tried to find something that I could do
better. So, I joined to Ambassadors' groups and to the Brazil
Infrastructure group. And, right now, I'm evangelizing the project for
people from communities that I participate, and helping the Brazilian
infra team with theirs web services.
That doesn't means that I'll give up to try to help here, or leave
this group. But now, I'm preparing myself, learning more about this
project and this team, for come back and try again.
Sorry about something that I did.
Davi Vercillo C. Garcia
B.Sc. Student - DCC-IM/UFRJ
Fedora Project Contributor
"If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish
thing." - Anatole France
Looking at the wiki it says to introduce myself.
Well here goes...
I'm married with 3 kids (aged 4, 2, 1 :D)... full time job but I do get time to
spare surprisingly!!!! I love my family to pieces they mean the world to me.
I've been working in IT for 10yrs now all in a Microsoft DOS / Windows based
environment, starting with development in FoxBASE and FoxPro and moving through
the versions to visual fox. I've not attended university but have never had a
problem with reading / googlin' bits to learn new things; I do get quite a kick
from picking up "new to me" technologies and helping to solve problems.
Currently I work full time as a Visual Studio developer with Technology
Management Ltd. in the UK developing .NET applications for the WinCE / Windows
Mobile based mobile device market. Those applications are mainly written in C#
but we do have a significant VB.net code base.
Following the latest Microsoft based OS crash at home a rebuild has become
necessary which I started this weekend - yesterday in fact, so I made the choice
to make Linux my main OS; to be fair it should've been from when I dabbled with
Fedora 7 and 8 thereafter... still... my foot has gone down, and my wife is
scheduled a tour of Fedora at the weekend ;)
I have recently bootstrapped myself to other languages C / C++ and php for web
work I'm finding this interesting to say the least. I do have some experience
with Apache and MySQL (obviously the strong knowledge I have in Internet
Information Services and SQL Server have been somewhat transferable). It looks
like I need to add python to the list of things to learn and this is something
I've been mulling over so may just make that leap.
>From all of that I'm hoping you can tell that whilst I have very little
experience with 'nix environments I am keen to learn just need some guidance on
where to go to pick that up.
Away from PC's (if there ever is such time) I play guitar - well I play guitar,
banjo, and mandolin to be honest. The last two I'm not so hot at but I can
"hold my own" - to coin a phrase - on the guitar. I also love to read; and have
- of all things - recently started dabbling in magic and performance thereof
but... now I'm rambling :D
I look forward to helping in whatever way I can. I'm looking for a good place
to start, I'm obviously following the wiki, reading up when I can, and of course
getting my own Fedora environment setup (although I do have one running in
VirtualBox at work to satiate the 'nix desires whilst I'm at work :D).
I'm am currently hoping to help in the sysadmin-devel FIG.
So hello nice to "meet" and greet, and I hope you're well.
We would like to get the servers updated to RHEL-5.4 before the freeze
next week. The boxes will be updated with remote ones done first and
then the ones inisde of PHX.
First will be:
I think we can do this Sunday/Monday.. the last set I will avoid as it
would most effect engineering.
Stephen J Smoogen.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?
-- Robert Browning
So it looks like bttrack did not properly rotate its log in late
August and had been writing to an old inode for a month. This filled
up / to 85%. I cat'd the inode to /srv/tmp/oldlog for perusal.. I then
grep '2./Sep/2009:' /srv/tmp/oldlog > /var/log/bittorrent/bttrack.log
to get the last 4 days (500 mb of stuff) and started up bttrack again.
I then did
grep '2./Sep/2009:' /srv/tmp/oldlog > bttrack.log.20090919 and gzipped
that into /var/log.
Stephen J Smoogen.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?
-- Robert Browning
20:00 < mmcgrath> #startmeeting Infrastructure
20:00 < zodbot> Meeting started Thu Sep 24 20:00:57 2009 UTC. The chair is mmcgrath. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot.
20:00 < zodbot> Useful Commands: #action #agreed #halp #info #idea #link #topic.
20:00 -!- zodbot changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: (Meeting topic: Infrastructure)
20:00 * ricky
20:00 < mmcgrath> #topic Who's here?
20:00 -!- zodbot changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Who's here? (Meeting topic: Infrastructure)
20:01 * nirik is around.
20:01 * collier_s is
20:01 * a-k is here
20:01 < Ccielogs> good evening :)
20:01 * SmootherFrOgZ is
20:02 < abadger1999> Hello
20:02 -!- mikaellundberg [n=mikaellu(a)81-233-188-46-no87.tbcn.telia.com] has joined #fedora-meeting
20:02 * bochecha is here
20:02 < SmootherFrOgZ> abadger1999: hey ;)
20:02 < smooge> here
20:02 < mmcgrath> Ok, lets get started
20:02 < smooge> between sneezes
20:02 -!- _buno_ [n=bernd(a)nrbg-4dbe7b51.pool.mediaWays.net] has joined #fedora-meeting
20:02 < abadger1999> :-)
20:02 < mmcgrath> #topic Meeting Tickets
20:02 -!- zodbot changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Meeting Tickets (Meeting topic: Infrastructure)
20:03 < mmcgrath> Ah, I see no tickets :)
20:04 -!- azneita [n=azneita(a)126.96.36.199] has quit Network is unreachable
20:04 < mmcgrath> soo
20:04 < SmootherFrOgZ> :)
20:04 < mmcgrath> #topic Beta release
20:04 -!- zodbot changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Beta release (Meeting topic: Infrastructure)
20:04 < mmcgrath> The beta release will be in a few weeks.
20:04 < mmcgrath> that means we're going to be change frozen starting Tuesday next week.
20:04 < mmcgrath> So if you've got something to get in, get it in ASAP.
20:04 < mmcgrath> also, if you've got any major changes to do. Please try to get it in before the beta is done. It's hard to make changes between the beta and final release.
20:04 < mmcgrath> at least it has been in the past.
20:05 -!- krichard [n=krichard(a)cpe-024-211-252-120.nc.res.rr.com] has joined #fedora-meeting
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20:05 < smooge> no changes I know of at the moment from me.
20:05 < mmcgrath> K, any questions or comments on the upcomming freeze?
20:06 < mmcgrath> Allrighty
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20:06 < mmcgrath> #topic Our first mirror
20:06 -!- zodbot changed the topic of #fedora-meeting to: Our first mirror (Meeting topic: Infrastructure)
20:06 < mmcgrath> So I finally setup our first mirror
20:06 < mmcgrath> http://serverbeach1.fedoraproject.org/
20:06 < mmcgrath> I'd like to get it serverbeach branded at some point since they're paying for the whole thing and they've been good to us.
20:07 < mmcgrath> But it should start showing up in our mirror list soon if it's not there already.
20:07 < mmcgrath> we'll get a lot of interesting metrics from this, like package info.
20:08 < smooge> cool
20:08 < smooge> how much disk space did it take and how is it set up?
20:08 < mmcgrath> it's setup just like a normal mirror, only pulling in 10, 11 and EPEL.
20:08 < mmcgrath> excluding debug, and ppc for the moment
20:08 < mmcgrath> and we have
20:09 < mmcgrath> used about 150G and have 225G more available.
20:10 < mmcgrath> any other questions on that?
20:10 < smooge> not at the moment
20:10 < SmootherFrOgZ> nope
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20:10 < smooge> It will be intersting how it handles release
20:11 < mmcgrath> probably not very well, it's not a very beefy box in that respect
20:11 < smooge> and to see if disk layouts and schedulers will affect it
20:11 < mmcgrath> only so much you can do with a two disk raid1 array as a mirror :)
20:12 < mmcgrath> but I too am curious how it will behave
20:12 < Ccielogs> :)
20:12 < mmcgrath> Ok
20:12 < mmcgrath> really that's all i have for this week.
20:12 < mmcgrath> so I'll open the floor
20:13 < mmcgrath> #topic Open Floor
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20:13 < mmcgrath> anyone have anything they'd like to discuss?
20:14 < mmcgrath> no one has anything?
20:14 < mmcgrath> sweet, short meeting :)
20:14 < skvidal> I had a question
20:14 < SmootherFrOgZ> pxe move ?
20:14 < skvidal> oh nevermind
20:14 < SmootherFrOgZ> oops
20:14 < SmootherFrOgZ> phx move ?
20:14 < SmootherFrOgZ> any news ?
20:14 < smooge> mmcgrath, well then it should be as good as the old RH mirrors from 2001.
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20:14 < mmcgrath> SmootherFrOgZ: still going on AFAIK. I've put in a purchase for 4 new servers for PHX2 that will get installed early
20:14 < mmcgrath> that way we can test network out and all that.
20:14 < mmcgrath> as well as have some services migrated over prior to shutting PHX down
20:15 < mmcgrath> not sure when they'll get delivered though
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20:15 < SmootherFrOgZ> k. i can't remenber if our cloud infra will move also ?
20:15 < ricky> I thought those were already in PHX2
20:15 < mmcgrath> SmootherFrOgZ: nope, it'll stay
20:15 < mmcgrath> and be on a different network
20:15 < SmootherFrOgZ> nod
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20:17 < mmcgrath> Well, anyone have anything else?
20:17 < skvidal> not worth discussing
20:17 < skvidal> :)
20:17 < smooge> skvidal, did you have a questions still
20:17 < smooge> ok nm
20:18 < mmcgrath> hah
20:18 < mmcgrath> k
20:18 < mmcgrath> then we'll close the meeting in 30
20:19 < mmcgrath> #endmeeting
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20:19 < zodbot> Minutes: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2009-09-24/fedora-meeting...
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20:19 < zodbot> Log:
my name is Daniele Catanesi and I've been thinking to subscribe to the
infrastructure list for some time now.
I'm an Italian Network and Systems Engineer with around 9 years of
experience, I've been using Linux since 1999/2000 as my main Operating
System and on various infrastructure servers in my actual company, even
if their/our job is mainly geared toward MS stuff, with the
responsibility to administer and keep them up and running.
My main skills are in the networking area even if I feel confident in
the administration and troubleshooting of Linux based servers, which to
be totally honest is what I like more.
I already participate in the Fedora project with the Italian L10N team
localizing packages in my native language and I would like to
participate in the infrastructure project for two main reasons, the
first and somehow obvious one is the need to give back to the community,
the second one is I think there is no better way to help than doing what
I like which can be a good way to refine my skills.
I have a permanent lab that could be easily used for testing purposes
and proof of concept (measure twice and cut once) and I would be more
than glad to use it to benefit the community.
Ok I hope I did not "talk" too much, I'm going to read the various
Infrastructure Wiki section the get a better view of the entire process.
P.S. Working on the Fedora Project I've already created an account, of
course, and signed the CLA so I guess I can skip this section. I know
this could sound silly but I prefer to be sure.
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like the user "Georgia10" just inserted spam on that page.
What's our procedure for deleting/disabling a rogue FAS account? It
appears that the account in question was just created today, probably
for the express purpose of spamming the wiki and then disappearing. I
would like to think that only a human could create an accounts,
there's a variety of steps involved. But maybe some sort of CAPTCHA
on the signup page could reduce this in the future?