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Fons Rademakers <[log in to unmask]>
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17 Aug 2004 12:10:16 +020017 Aug 2004 12:10:16 +0200
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Hi Pete,

  unfortunately I play tennis from 19-20 on Tuesday's.

The main issues I've at the moment are:

- build procedure of sec modules separate from xrootd.
  Currently we can build xrootd and therefore the sec modules only
  on Linux and Solaris, however we really require the netx client to be
  able to build on all ROOT supported platforms, incl Win32. Since for
  the time being the building of the client is linked to the building
  of the server we have the client only on Linux and Solaris.
- support for "localhost" in the url (backward compatible with TNetFile)


Cheers, Fons.


On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 09:15, Peter Elmer wrote:
>   Hi All,
> 
>   The next meeting on xrootd development, testing, deployment and monitoring 
> will be Tuesday, 17 August, 2004 at 10:15 CA, 19:15 Europe and 18:15 UK. The
> location at SLAC is SCS conference room B. At CERN we will meet in my office
> (Bldg. 32 2C-14). We'll see how many people are around this week. 
> 
>   The connection info for this meeting is:
> 
>    phone:     +1-510-665-5437
>    passcode:  4465
> 
>   The agenda is:
> 
>    o mailing list/HN
>    o latest fixes - Alvise, Fabrizio, Andy
>       o progress on the problem list
>       o testing asynchronous mode
>       o getting rid of feature in KanAccess.cfg that allows "localroot" to
>         be specified there
>    o New development
>       o posix-compatible client
>       o proxy support
>       o client side monitoring support?
>    o ROOT integration of XTNetFile/xrootd
>       o ./configure issues with kerberos/security stuff reported by Axel?
>       o building on MacOSX
>       o Verbose echo of compilation commands (requested by Fons)
>    o XTNetAdmin
>       o wrapper - Fabrizio
>       o SRT integration - Pete
>       o checksums
>    o Sites
>      o Example configurations
>      o Updates to servers at SLAC on Thursday and during the computing shutdown
>         o moving to latest version (20040810-2328) for both xrootd and olbd
>         o cleanup of config files
>         o making all access to /store readonly
>         o turning off non-xrootd log rotation for olbd
>         o olb03/olb04/kanolb-a renaming
>      o Padova - Fulvio/Guglielmo
>         o problems reported by Antonio:
>          http://babar-hn.slac.stanford.edu:5090/HyperNews/get/KanSOS/393.html
>      o CNAF
>         o problems reported by Enrica
>      o RAL - Chris
>         o outstanding problems after xrootd 20040810-2328?
>            o Is the olbd crash gone?
>         o new disk space?
>         o import of skims
>         o rpm structure (libstdc++, config files)
>         o cleaning up classic Kanga data
>      o In2p3 - Jean-Yves
>         o use and status (disk space)
>         o status of import of kan data (presumably skims at this point)
>            o confusion about what should be made available at In2p3 (ARTF)
>         o plans to move to more recent versions (beginning of September)
>    o xrootd procedures
>       o restart of servers (deployment of new versions)
>       o problems with particular data servers
>       o adding a new server
>    o ganglia/monitoring of kanNNN servers at SLAC - Yemi
>       o metrics for staging?
>       o monitoring of scratch area, etc.
>       o adding back xrootd metrics (after restart on Thursday?)
>       o Updates to presentation 
>       o alarms?
>       o monitoring of #file descriptors/TCP connections, etc.
>       o monitoring of xrootd versions and alarms when they fail the "Sesame
>         Street test" (Should be possible after restart on Thursday!)
>       o renaming of servers during/after shutdown
> 
>   I have almost certainly forgotten some things, so please feel free to bring 
> anything important up during the meeting.
> 
>                                    Pete
> 
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Peter Elmer     E-mail: [log in to unmask]      Phone: +41 (22) 767-4644
> Address: CERN Division PPE, Bat. 32 2C-14, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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