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Web browser proxy configurations

The Computing Service have recently announced that their web proxy service is to close. We have not recommended use of this service for many years, but there is still some legacy from the time when it was strongly recommended. Part … Continue reading

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Web server logs

The web server logs (subsets of which are accessible using the cl-personal-www-log command) are now being recorded in “combined” log format rather than “common”. This format adds two extra fields, giving referrer and user-agent information.

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Changing the name on telephones

Until now, changing the name displayed on our VoIP telephones has been a big deal, involving an interaction with the telecomms office. We now have access to an experimental facility allowing us to change these strings ourselves. If you do … Continue reading

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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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