From TARDIS Project

Attendance: Ben Hussey, Steven Hill, Brian Campbell, James Addison, Chris Thompson (GameSoc), Marco Elver (Cluster Project), Kenneth Strouts (Cluster Project)


Future Location of Tardis

  • Weighed up access opportunities to the forum against possibility of obtaining space another department
  • A cupboard in Appleton Tower for setup/storage would be useful
  • Agreed that the housing tardis in the informatics forum is probably the best solution
  • We will probably be restricted to access within teaching hours but we will have to work around this.


  • Workshops dependant on space to play with servers
  • Talks about something (sjh: DNS/bind?) (Jay: webservers?)

Cluster Project

  • Has potential to be turned off if Inf deem us to be using too much power * cluster can be used 'on demand'
  • Networking for nodes plugged into head node
  • NetLOM of each node plugged into switch
  • LOM passwords need changed


  • New agreement see GameSoc
  • Server will need to talk out to the internet on certain ports (some gameservers require this to function)
  • Possible wake-on-lan (server will probably only be used once a week)
  • Steve will try to pinch acquire a nice server for them to use (Intel based please)


  • Possibly use a Sun 210 as the router
  • Has gigabyte network card with four interfaces
  • LOM (network plugged straight into Inf network) as a fallback if it breaks

Other Boxes

  • Other 210: possibly install solaris to make sjh happy
  • Move donated stuff (BT donated) to cupboard


  • 2x Netra (will need returned to Charles)
  • Adric can be decommissioned


  • Rearrange VLans to make things neater
  • Network management in separate Vlan
  • Cluster and network management in own Vlan


  • Open up outbound IRC (through bouncer to prevent port-forwarding via ssh)