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SeqLab vs SeqWeb

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 10 08:35:22 EST 1998


In article <6o505o$mra$1 at grandprime.binc.net>,
Joseph J. King, Ph.D. <jking at mailbag.com> wrote:

>No special privileges are required.  In fact, SeqWeb is designed
>so that it can run as "nobody."  This is a more secure
>arrangement then having the server run as root so that it can
>change users at login or gain access to all users' files on your
>system.

That sounds fine from a security standpoint, but dreadful from an
accounting standpoint, if I want to charge departments at my
institution for their CPU time use.  With W2H it still gets accounted
to the individual user, because the jobs get run as that user.  Is
there any sensible accounting facility that will tie in with CPU use
in SeqWeb?

Tim.


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