Re: [tablix-list] Observations and Queries

From: Nicholas Robinson <>
Date: Sat Jun 25 2005 - 12:49:43 CEST


Thanks for the info, I'd be grateful for the config file for iBuild.

When I upgraded pvm last time I had a problem accessing the remote machines
and raised a query on a mailing list or something. The response was SSH was
the preferred/most reliable authentication method even on a local network.
Presumably, this should overcome most of the security threats? Can you use
the pvm hosts file to restrict what can be executed?

In an idle moment, I was wondering if it would be possible and useful to have
some sort of tablix/tablix2 processing collective with people offering access
to their machines to run tablix? I'd be willing to have a go.

Best Wishes


On Saturday 25 June 2005 10:30, Tomaz Solc wrote:
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> > Does anyone have a feel for what would be a workable configuration of
> > machines for a real run? I could take over, say, twenty machines running
> > Windows (still haven't persuaded my headmaster to move over to Linux) and
> > use a morphix approach. Is it easy to build a morphix configuration for
> > 0.2.1?
> I've made the last release of Tablix on Morphix with iBuild
> ( It is a user-friendly tool for building live
> CDs.
> I can send you my configuration file (iBuild uses XML files to describe
> software that should go on the CD - I hope it is still compatible with
> the current version of iBuild). You will need to modify it to use the
> "tablix2" packages instead of "tablix" from the Debian repository.
> > Is it feasible to run pvm over the Internet rather than just locally?
> For security reasons PVM over public networks is not advisable (it
> practically allows any one to run anything on your machine). Also if
> your machines are behind any kind of a firewall it is quite complicated
> to set up proper forwarding of UDP packets (I've tried that once and
> could not figure it out).
> Best regards
> Tomaz Solc
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