Updates to the Configure Node script


Herb Weiner
 

Scott has questioned whether it is appropriate for allow remote administration by the PSDR (Puget Sound Data Ring) administrators, and I was in the process of adding a configuration option to the web form (http://www.oregonhamwan.org/script-node.html) to make this an option.

Then I got burned. The PSDR administrators apparently removed one of their administrators, as would be appropriate if circumstances changed. This caused the fetch of the SSH key file, and therefore the entire Configure Node script to fail, leaving the Node on which it was running in an invalid state.

Since people running these scripts cannot be expected to understand and diagnose such failures, I have removed all PSDR remote administration from the script, to ensure that such failures do not occur in the future. This feature will therefore not even be an option.

Herb