[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] mphq2 - admins wanted

Rich Felker dalias
Sun Sep 4 00:52:23 CEST 2005

On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 04:35:29PM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> Heyo,
> I recieved yesterday a nice, big packet containing a lot
> of carton, a little bit of plastic and lots of electronics.
> Ie, I recieved our new server.
> Thus, it's now time to form an admin crew for it.
> I want to have at least 3, at most 5 people taking
> care of this machine. Any volunter has to be
> * trusted by either the MPlayer or ffmpeg project
>   developers
> * reliable
> * familiar with administrating linux servers
>   (meaning, you how it works, you do not need
>    deep insight knowledge about everything
>    and no previous admin experience is required
>    as long as you know what you are doing).
> If you think you meet these criteria, then please
> respond to this mail stating your qualifications.
> Thanks in advance

I'd like to comment, that what we're looking for now is the people to
have root accounts on mphq. IMO this requires some deep knowledge,
since there will hopefully be several chroot/qemu/usermode linux
virtual environments inside the main server isolating everything to
make a compromise basically impossible in principle and also make the
effect of any possible compromise negligible.

I don't want to rule anyone out for the job right off, but if you're
applying for this you should have a completely paranoid approach to
security and the knowledge to implement a paranoid privilege
separation system.


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