Author Archives: pb22

new slogin-otpw server – generate a new pad

mgk25 has just released version 1.5 of OTPW which does not need to use $HOME for the pad. This allows per-host local pads, removing the problems on NFS sec=krb5 systems. The DNS name slogin-otpw now points at the testing slogin … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 10.04 lucid libc bug

A libc bug involving nscd may cause some Ubuntu 10.04 systems to fail in various ways. The quick fix is to run “cl-asuser service nscd stop” and “cl-update-system” to install a fixed libc. Ubuntu 10.04 is getting a bit old … Continue reading

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Testing new slogin / ssh-remote server

Please try out the new test TSS “slogin-new”. Continue reading

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Xen Server upgrade to 6.2

Many VMs rebooting over the Bank Holiday w/e. Continue reading

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www-dyn(1) upgrade

The server providing the www-dyn1 and www-dyn services is to be upgraded. Users are recommended to check that any pages they publish work on the www-dyn2 and www-dyn3 servers. See http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/local/web/personal.html#www-dyn for full details.

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Further NTP related changes

NTP probes from the internet will fail to most Lab systems. Continue reading

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Purge of unused VLAN 100 IP addresses

IP addresses in 128.232/20 which have not been used for a year have been removed from the DNS. Continue reading

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WordPress upgraded to 3.8

The instance of wordpress used for http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/news/ has been upgraded to 3.8. Please report any problems to sys-admin.

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DNSSEC for cl.cam.ac.uk

DNSSEC will be enabled 2013/11/18 for cl.cam.ac.uk Continue reading

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Filer running slowly

The filer is running slowly at the moment. This is because we’re copying the entire filesystem to the replacement machine. The ultimate goal is to make everything faster, but in the short term we have to suffer some pain.

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