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Microsoft Imagine Username Changes

The usernames on the Microsoft Imagine site (formerly known as Dreamspark and before than as MSDNAA) have been changed to be of the form crsid@cam.ac.uk for all users. The effect of this change will be that you receive notice of … Continue reading

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Website upgrade Tuesday 4th October

On the morning of Tuesday, 4th October 2016 we will upgrade the web server software behind the main Lab web site. If you are using .htaccess files in order to restrict access to some of your web pages to certain … Continue reading

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Dropbox

The UIS have recently made available reduced cost access to Business Dropbox available via normal purchasing means.

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Terminal Server access now requires VPN

Following a number of brute force password attacks against our Windows Terminal Server hosts these have now been restricted to only accept connections from clients within the University network. If you need to access them from outside that network then … Continue reading

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ssh-dss .dsa user ssh host keys to slogin-serv

User ssh-dss .dsa files are no longer accepted by slogin-serv, so generate new ones if necessary. Continue reading

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slogin server partial upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

slogin-serv now has Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 machines Continue reading

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new slogin-new – consider using slogin-serv

The service name ‘slogin-new.cl.cam.ac.uk‘ is used for the newest slogin pilot or service for the department (see Time Sharing Syetsms). A new system is in development, so anyone wanting to use the previous ‘new’ server sandy should use slogin-serv.cl.cam.ac.uk (using … Continue reading

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TexLive 2015 now available on the filer

The latest version of TeXLive is now available on the filer in /usr/groups/texlive. Using the standard TeXLive naming convention, it is in the directory 2015. The symb links oldest, current and latest point to 2012, 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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Disruption to Xen clients

Some Xen domUs failed. Continue reading

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DHCP servers upgraded

DHCP servers replaced Continue reading

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