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Wireless network replacement – phase 1 complete

The initial phase of the replacement wireless network installation is now complete. All of the old access points have been decommissioned, and 24 Aruba access points have been installed. We now intend to assess the coverage before deciding whether to … Continue reading

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Password requirements change

Passwords created or changed from now onwards will need to be of higher complexity than was permitted previously.  Details of the requirements can be found at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/local/sys/access/kerberos/.  Existing passwords will continue to work as normal – you only need to be aware … Continue reading

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Wireless network replacement

On Monday and Tuesday of next week (18th/19th July) the long awaited upgrade of the wireless network in the building will take place. There will be disruption to wireless access as old access points are replaced with new, but I … Continue reading

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New package signing key

A new key (3294FB03) has been generated to sign all Lab packages (RPMs and .debs). This has been installed on most Lab managed machines. Private machines which use the Lab repositories will need to register the new key.

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World IPv6 day – 2011/06/08 – possible network service problems

On world IPv6 day there is a possibility of disruption of network services due to machine with dual stack not working correctly. Although we will be making small changes, most of the changes are outwith our control.

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svn services changes

As mentioned in centos-5-machines-upgrading-to-5-6 CentOS machines have upgraded. They now run svn 1.6.11, so the svn-1-6-6-serv service is being withdrawn.

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CentOS 5 machines upgrading to 5.6

CentOS 5 machines (mostly servers rather than user workstations) are automatically upgrading to 5.6. It should be mostly transparent, but the mailer (exim) has a security fix, so the old config file causes email to fail, including email saying that … Continue reading

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WordPress upgraded

The old WordPress software used for these pages has been upgraded. The theme has changed, but other things should be much the same.

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Network outages and consequences

As of about the 11th of March, we have been having a number of problems with servers crashing, machines misbehaving, network dropouts, things going slowly, etc. We believe this to be due to some sort of local networking problem with the … Continue reading

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Unix groups now also available in AD

All Unix groups are now also maintained as a set of Security Groups in the Active Directory. The membership is controlled from the Unix groups and additions and deletions to maintain the groups in synchronisation are performed hourly during the … Continue reading

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