[LON-CAPA-dev] firewall question (a monthly periodical?)
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 12:46:40 -0700
On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 03:36:37PM -0400, Scott Harrison wrote:
> Dear Martin:
> "Place ntp configuration in a helpful but not destructive place."
> Done. I will do the same thing for krb.conf. Are there any other
> instances you can think of?
> > "still with the latest version a LON-CAPA update screws
> > up ntp on dalton.chem.sfu.ca every time"
> The configuration files ARE NOT overwritten
> (take a look at Makefile.configinstall). Out of curiosity,
> what happens to screw up ntp?
LON-CAPA for reasons unknown to me seems to change the ownership of the
/etc/ntp directory to root (under ar least RH 7.3 it needs to be owned
by ntp, so that it can write drift files, etc.).
Sorry, I still haven't enter a bug report yet ...
> > I second this. LON-CAPA should use standard packages instead of its own
> > version of standard packages. It also should not try to overwrite
> > configuration files, etc., of other packages or change settings of
> > other services (still with the latest version a LON-CAPA update screws
> > up ntp on dalton.chem.sfu.ca every time). If you wish to help sysadmins
> > with the configuration of iptables, ntp, etc., then include example
> > configuration files instead of overwriting existing settings.
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