[hackerspaces] Abuse Of Power

David Francos me at davidfrancos.net
Mon Apr 15 08:41:15 CEST 2013

Ok, dudes, don't you think this has gone too far?
It's kinda normal that, if the servers are her property, she does whatever
she thinks is best for them.
Buuuuuuut... also, manners matters, time matters, and so on.
My advice is you guys get to have a few drinks together, and stop
complaining, it completly looks like a personal matter to me.

I'll probably would be able to lend a hand administrating systems but...
I'd probably had done the same thing as Astera has being in her situation.

2013/4/15 Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 8:56 AM, astera <astera at hackerspaces.org> wrote:
> > I got a couple alerts while I was at a conference in Amsterdam, and
> > two emails about broken parts, and after taking a look and seeing
> > someone unknown access my server and have root privs as I got back, I
> > sent an email to the tech@ mailing list and removed sudoers access
> > until I got a statement from fh. His account's access was restored
> > within minutes after his reply. As I would like to know who gives
> > access to whom on my servers, I would've very much hoped to get
> > informed by you about this previously, personally or via the tech@
> > mailinglist - because that's what it's there for. No, I do not rejoice
> > in alerts while I'm away that leave me clueless about why they were
> > generated, as I'm sure you would not, either.
> As someone who's been a large-system Unix admin before and finally
> re-reading what this original issue is all about, both of these
> desires and actions were fair.
> The admin pattern that is recommended practice, however, is to create
> a new account with root privs (uid=0), so that all system loggers keep
> track of who's doing what and there's full accountability.
> This would have helped both Paul "get things done" and Astera who
> needed "to know what's going on on her servers".
> And now that that's over, I see that I totally jumped the gun
> recommending the gamification idea for hacker *space* administration
> (pangaia)-- no wonder everyone was confused!!!   So very sorry to
> everyone for that!  (But try it anyway..... ;^)
> Mark Janssen
> Ducks away in embarrassment. :^{
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