Monthly Archives: February 2018

Server Room Cooling Failure

Overnight between the 27th and 28th of February the building cooling failed. This was due to the pipes on the roof freezing due to very low temperatures. Emergency actions was taken at in the middle of the night to shut … Continue reading

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New Remote Desktop Service

The previous remote access Windows machines ts01 and ts02 have now been retired. In their place is a newer version running on Windows Server 2016. The local unix command cl-rdesktop has been updated to point to this service. To login … Continue reading

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Problem with new VPN certificate corrected

Some people using the VPN service at vpn.cl.cam.ac.uk may have been experiencing difficulties since the server certficate was updated on 2018-02-13. We issued a warning applicable to Windows users, but we forgot to point out that some Linux and Android … Continue reading

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SE18 due to be cleared by 1 June 2018

The deadline for moving equipment out of SE18 has been set to the 1st June 2018. The removal of the air-conditioning has been arranged to start them. Anyone with any equipment remaining in that room will need to ensure that … Continue reading

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ely reboot in vulnerable period 28th Feb

This reboot is necessary to complete the installation of some security updates. Apologies for missing the reboot on the earlier advertised date.

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Bjarne Stroustrup named recipient of the 2018 IEEE-CS Computer Pioneer Award

Bjarne Stroustrup has been selected to receive the IEEE Computer Society‚Äôs 2018 Computer Pioneer Award. The award is given for significant contributions to early concepts and developments in the electronic computer field, which have clearly advanced the state-of-the-art in computing. … Continue reading

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CL VPN certificate replacement

The SSL certificate used to authenticate the CL-specific instance of the UIS VPN service at vpn.cl.cam.ac.uk is scheduled for routine replacement on Tuesday 13th February at about 08:00. The purpose of this certificate is to give the VPN client the … Continue reading

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