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Old print server being retired

The old print server (version 1-6-2) will be retired in stages over the next week or so. Most users will not be affected, as they are already using our new server. The only people who need to take action are … Continue reading

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PAT 2018

Portable Appliance Testsing (PAT) is not a legal requirement, but is required by our insurers. Estate Management have hired contractors to fulfill the insurers’ requirement at very short notice. Some information which might be of interest: Computers will not be … Continue reading

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New Ubuntu MTA now in use by new slogin server

The new slogin server will not send non-ASCII MH emails to the main Lab CentOS 5 MTAs, as they do not advertise that they support 8BITMIME. A Ubuntu 16.04 MTA which was being used for development has been brought into … Continue reading

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New Ubuntu 18.04 LTS slogin-new test server

A new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server is now available, available via the service name slogin-new and slogin. To ensure that the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server is used, connect to slogin. Comments to sys-admin please.

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Start of change of default domain on Linux systems

The department is moving from the ‘AD’ domain to the ‘DC’ domain. Linux systems use the DNS to decide which the default should be if none is given. We shall be moving certyain test hosts over to DC in the … 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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