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Re: Mentors upload authentication

]] Michael Gilbert 

> In this case, I think it would be possible to use ssh public keys as
> that authentication.  The process would be:

This seems overly complex, why not just have the user put all those
files in a well-known location on alioth (or some other host) and have
the mentors code download and DTRT with that bunch of files.

As for removing non-distributable files, that's not something we're
going to entrust to another team, any such removal requests will go
through admin@alioth.


> > Just to be clear, alioth is not a regular debian.org machine.  It isn't
> > admined by the same team, accounts are not handled in the same way,
> > and privileged groups on Debian machines have no special privilege on
> > alioth machines.
> I understand that, but I don't see how that has to do with the DMUP,
> which is a usage policy intended for debian machines of which alioth
> is one.  Otherwise, it seems like it fine to misuse alioth in ways
> that violate the DMUP, but not any other machine.

That a machine is not subject to agreement to the DMUP does not mean any
other use of said machine is ok.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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