I haven't forgotten about your request...
Please don't take this the wrong way, but lately there has been quite a LOT
of malicious activity at several Wikimedia systems and your account is
I can't find any history of your activity with the projects or any other
projects in any public form... Especially in light of the recent
event-stream compromise for instance (
I think it is wise of us to be extra careful and take some more time to
make sure your enthusiasm is exactly what it is pure enthousiasme to become
part of this. But at this time that makes me uncomfortable to give you
access to this set of servers as one of them is actually rather critical
and could allow a person to do a lot of potential harm to Wikimedians.
It is sad that we have to consider these kinds of things nowadays. I'm
considering how we should approach this and how I can gain enough
confidence to help you along.
On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 7:50 PM Alexander Vassilevski <
OK. Thanks for letting me know that. It looks like
I've been declined but
at least I'm getting some idea on how things work around here...
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On Friday, 14 December 2018 10:35, Brian Wolff <bawolff(a)gmail.com> wrote:
That is the process for getting shell access on
production [e.g. servees
directly running Wikipedia]. Which is rather different
(and much harder)
than getting access to an abandoned tool.
On Friday, December 14, 2018, Alexander Vassilevski <
> I created a task in phab to be added to NDA
ldap, so I can sign the NDA
and get shell access:
) on this is to get
> [ ] At least one comment of support from a Wikimedia Foundation
explaining why it is a good idea to accept your request
> [ ] A comment of approval from one Wikimedia
(usually the manager of an employee supporting you).
> [ ] (Have someone with access double-check
that the manager's Phabricator account is linked
to, where the SUL account
was created, and how it was created on that wiki.)
> Can someone do this? If you need to see some qualifications I can try
some code of mine to you from some old puppet stuff I've done and I
can show you my github, where you can see some of my code.
> If I'm making a rookie mistake here and
this type of access is not
needed, let me know. I'm also sasheto +i on IRC
#wikimedia-tech, so you can
message me there too, I check it from time to time.
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> On Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:33, Alex Monk <krenair(a)gmail.com>
>> You'll basically need to create a wikitech account (if you don't
already have one) and convince one of the existing project admins (listed
) to add you.
>> Please use Puppet instead of manually
setting up servers by hand.
>> On Thu, 13 Dec 2018 at 20:21, Alexander Vassilevski <
>>> I have some free time this December and I could manually create the
new vm's and replicate the configs/installs by hand on newly created Ubuntu
18 vm's ( after figuring out how the old ones are installed and configured
and if given access, of course .. ).
>>> Keep in mind that I'm new to wikimedia and don't know much about the
infrastructure or procedures, so what do I need to do to be given access
and volunteer to do this?
>>> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
>>> On Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:09, Johan Jönsson <
>>>> On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 9:36 AM Johan Jönsson jjonsson(a)wikimedia.org
>>>> > On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 9:24 AM Derk-Jan Hartman <
>>>> > [[d.j.hartman+wmf_ml(a)gmail.com](mailto:
>>>> > > Yeah might be wise to at least reach out to en.wp and de.wp. Or
>>>> > > News even ?
>>>> > "Hey folks, this might not work in the future" could be
>>>> > include it in Tech News,
>>>> Included inhttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2018/51
>>>> going out to the wikis on
>>>> //Johan Jönsson
>>>> Wikitech-l mailing list
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