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[Freeipmi-devel] Re: [Freeipmi-users] bmc-autoconfig: drop for 0.5.0 rel

From: Al Chu
Subject: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: [Freeipmi-users] bmc-autoconfig: drop for 0.5.0 release?
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 17:08:11 -0700

On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 16:36 -0700, Anand Babu Periasamy wrote:
> Al Chu writes:
> >> Can you please add the best SOL default config to the template?
> > 
> > This is my point.  If you guys aren't interested in maintaining bmc-
> > autoconfig along w/ bmc-config, and I don't want to maintain it, and (it
> > seems) no one uses it, then we should get rid of it!! :-)  
> I am not asking you to maintain it. I only requested you to add SOL
> settings, because you wrote the SOL. No worries we will take care of it.

Thanks.  I can do it as well.  The overall point is that it seemed no
one was maintaining it.

> >> It configures with PLAIN-TEXT passwords which is supported on all
> >> systems. I would consider cipher settings as advanced and recommend
> >> bmc-config instead.
> > 
> > That's my point A.B.  Cipher settings are advanced and necessary for
> > SOL.  Most users wouldn't want to touch them.  So bmc-autoconfig should
> > handle it.  Why would you leave it to bmc-config?
> bmc-autoconfig's goal was to do basic known default settings to get a
> system fully functional. Once the user is confident that IPMI is
> accessible and basic commands work, he/she can fiddle more on top of
> it. If SOL setting is so advanced, I would rather skip SOL all
> together for bmc-autoconfig. Alternatively I don't see setting cipher
> algorithm to NONE as that advanced. I will see what I can do.

I don't quite think you understand.  If you set 'Unused' for every
cipher suite algorithm, SOL won't work.


Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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