[Theforum] Re: Monkey Groups (was: Summary of entire discussion)

A. Erickson amanda at gawow.com
Wed Apr 24 19:51:17 CDT 2002

>> Even if your main job is CF/db/whatever, if you need root access you
>> should also be part of the server admin group, so you know about and
>> have an input into any upcoming changes.

> Something else to consider, with root access on *nix servers, a wrong
> keystroke or two can kill a server before the stroker can say "O.
> It has been mentioned that "levels" of access need to be determined
> a group "monkey run" be formed to handle seting up security and
> maintaining access to the servers.

Okay. I can see both those points. Perhaps I've been the one at fault
for using 'root' in too general a way.

I think 'access denied' has been an issue in the past that I'd like to
see resolved. I'd like to see that those with deep access also involved
in the steering committee, regardless of where else they are involved.
It seems to me that there needs to be a stronger connection between the
soft things (community, design, direction) and the hard things
(technology, code, structure).

Does that make sense?

- amanda

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