Monthly Archives: May 2009

Professor Ross Anderson elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering, is one of nine Cambridge academics to be recognised for exceptional contributions to society, with his election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.

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Brief problem affecting certain home directories

There was a period of about 20 minutes starting at about 09:30 this morning when certain users (those on “homes-1″) may have had problems accessing their home directories. This was traced to a “garbage-in garbage-out” problem in the script that … Continue reading

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PhD Student Yan Wu wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Yan Wu who has won the prestigious 2008 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad.

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Windows7 RC1 now available locally

You can now download Windows 7 from the local MSDNAA site, www.cl.cam.ac.uk/MSDN, in both 32 and 64 bit versions.  Please remember that since this is a release candidate it will stop working after a set period.  It is only suitable … Continue reading

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dns[01].cl auth NS to refuse “other” requests

The authorative nameservers for cl.cam.ac.uk are moving to return REFUSED for requests for other domains

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800th Anniversary Seminars at the Computer Laboratory

Although a young discipline by Cambridge standards, Computer Science has had an incalculably large impact on modern life, and therefore inspires a great deal of public interest. Cambridge has been responsible for many of the significant first advances in this … Continue reading

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new page on sec=krb5

The new page nfs-sec-krb5 has some initial simple (!) examples of using NFS sec=krb5 – feedback welcome.

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Tool to test ssh authorized_keys files

Users can check that their ~/.ssh/authorized_keys files is “acceptable” with /usr/groups/admin/cmds/check-ssh-auth.pl.

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Terminal Server changes

We are about to release a new terminal server (ts01.ad.cl.cam.ac.uk) to replace the ones (waterloo & charingcross) that have been in service for the last 6 years.

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