Mozdev sysadmin meeting minutes for 2008-02-12

Present: davidwboswell (David Boswell), cdn-work (Chris Neale), ericjung (Eric Jung), gjm (Gerry Murphy), silfreed (Douglas Warner), tanker (Michael Dosser)

Discussion was held publically in #mozdev

Discussed developer priorities

- project searching now searches words 3 characters and more (so searches on things like 'rss' or 'moz' work now) - we're automatically parsing extensions and pulling extension information and supported application information - the application list with descriptions, icons, and links to home pages is live - the list of extensions per application is live; still needs some work to enable features such as the "latest version" - project searching now includes applications and extensions - will be spending some time soon thinking about the redesign and how to make finding things on our site easier

Discussed sysadmin priorities

- more research into the CVS mysql auth patch - it's going to be incredibly difficult to port this to a more recent CVS so that we could add additional features to it - we will be investigating using pam_mysql/nss_mysql to manage CVS permissions on the filesystem instead - pam_mysql will make implementing other services easier as well (ftp, ssh, VCSes) - 15m downtime on Friday due to a spike in the server load caused by firefox release - spam scanning has been improved to use in-memory partition for parsing messages (increases throughput) - spam scanning has been stricter and is now blocking \~800k dailing (up from \~140k) - web log analysis is moving faster; a caching DNS server was installed to reduce DNS latency - firewall config was updated to allow more connections - apache2/php5 update has been on hold; Doug says PHP code should be ready and will need more testers soon

Mailman defaults

- less spam should help a bit, but no new updates - we should document the changes we are looking to change in the wiki so that we can point people there when they have questions

Staging server migration

- plan is still in the works; needs typed up an emailed out

Dealing with newsgroups

- no updates