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Argus is a system meant to render consistent authorization decisions for distributed services (e.g. compute elements, portals). In order to achieve this consistency a number of points must be addressed. First, it must be possible to author and maintain consistent authorization policies. This is handled by the Policy Administration Point (PAP) component in the service. Second, authored policies must be evaluated in a consistent manner, a task performed by the Policy Decision Point (PDP). Finally, the data provided for evaluation against policies must be consistent (in form and definition) and this is done by the Policy Enforcement Point (PEP).
Find more information on the web site.
The Argus 1.7.2 release provides a fix for an X.509 DN parsing problem in the PAP service. Look at the release notes for details
The CREAM (Computing Resource Execution And Management) Service is a simple, lightweight service that implements all the operations at the Computing Element (CE) level; its well-defined WebService-based interface and its implementation as an extension of the Java-Axis servlet (running inside the Apache Tomcat container) provide interoperability with clients written in any programming language and running on any computer platform.
The CREAM interface is well-defined using the Web Service Description Language (WSDL); anyone can generate his/her CREAM client by simply filling in the stub code generated by WSDL parser (gSOAP for C/C++, Axis for Java, Perl module for perl).
Read more in the documentation:
This release of CREAM fixes some issues with the latest version of Bouncycastle, CAnL and VOMS published in EPEL. Please carefully read the CREAM release notes as there are some workarounds to be applied after installing CREAM on SL6.
davix is a C++ toolkit for advanced I/O on remote resources with HTTP based protocols.
dCache provides a system for storing and retrieving huge amounts of data, distributed among a large number of heterogeneous server nodes, under a single virtual filesystem tree with a variety of standard access methods.
Detailed release notes on the official product site: https://www.dcache.org/downloads/1.9/release-notes-3.2.shtml
The frontier-squid software package is a patched version of the standard squid http proxy cache software, pre-configured for use by the Frontier distributed database caching system. This installation is recommended for use by Frontier in the LHC CMS & ATLAS projects, and also works well with the CernVM FileSystem. Many people also use it for other applications as well
The StoRM Product Team is pleased to announce the release of StoRM 1.11.14 that includes the following updated components:
- StoRM Backend v. 1.11.14
- StoRM Frontend v. 1.8.11
- StoRM Native Libs v. 1.5.0-2
- StoRM GridFTP DSI v. 1.2.1
- StoRM XMLRPC-C v. 1.39.12
- YAIM StoRM v. 4.3.11
- fixes the abort of on-going ptg and ptp, when the file linked to the SURL was not found during a srmRm request;
- makes SOAP send and receive timeouts configurable;
- fixes backend failure on start due to a malformed GPFS native libs package;
- fixes the setting of checksum attribute that was incorrect in some cases;
- upgrades the XMLRPC-C libraries to latest stable version;
- fixes ownership of gridmapdir in case storm user is different from default.
Please, follow the upgrade instructions.
Read the release notes for more details.
XRootD software framework is a fully generic suite for fast, low latency and scalable data access, which can serve natively any kind of data, organized as a hierarchical filesystem-like namespace, based on the concept of directory. As a general rule, particular emphasis has been put in the quality of the core software parts.
Detailled release notes at https://github.com/xrootd/xrootd/blob/v4.8.4/docs/ReleaseNotes.txt