First, we will show practical examples of the dangers of uninformed configuration and some of the methods that have been attempted to mitigate the issue, and we will explain why those methods are inadequate.
Second, we will dive into the difficulties in finding and tracking the critical settings of systems, explain why it is so difficult and develop a standard way of describing/explaining/
Lastly, we will present **NUCLEAR: the NUCLEAR Uninformed Configuration Locator, Explainer, Advisor and Repairer**, a tool which will combine the previously described settings and help administrators better configure their systems, while resolving the issues with the existing inadequate methods.
Dept rep: Dr. David Van Horn
Members: Dr. Pete Keleher
Yehuda Katz started taking classes at UMD when he was in high school and has been here ever since. He started programming when he was 8 and hasn't stopped. He spends his time here pushing the limits of campus IT systems. Yehuda also serves as an elected representative to the Graduate Student Government, and advocates for Graduate Student interests across campus.