[wplug-board] Re: [wplug-plan] Virtual Hosting

Ted Rodgers trodgers at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Jun 18 16:35:49 EDT 2007

Michael H. Semcheski wrote:
> The point I want to make is that we're not looking for root access to
> a box.  We're looking for specific services (mainly web and mailing
> lists) to be met.  Root is nice, but...
> I'd rather not maintain my own box.  I'd rather let someone dedicate
> all of their time to maintenance.  I've got root access to my
> computer, and there are times I wish I didn't have to be the one to
> deal with the headaches.  And on the flipside, once you've got 100
> computers locked down, its trivial to lock down the 101st.
> Again, my point is, we're not out to find somewhere that will give us
> the root password.  We want mail, wiki, and probably IRC.  And we
> probably want IRC, and that probably means we need root access, but
> lets keep the priorities straight.

My two cents on this is if the host is virtual there is zero excuse not
to be supplied with a root password for the machine.   The headache and
"going through chain of command" when you let someone else "manage" your
host is simply not worth it. 


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