Archive for Dan Oachs
I am an associate director of core services at Gustavus Adolphus College where I get to play with technology. Everything from fighting spam with our mailservers to multicasted IPTV over Internet2. There is also some more info about me on my wiki page and my Technorati Profile.
Since the beginning of spring semester GTS has received a number of complaints about how the wireless/wifi network has been extra slow for them. Many people mentioned that it was working fine last fall but that this spring it was significantly slower or basically not working for them at all, especially in the evenings. Between [...]
Here are a few common questions we’ve received about the new version of webmail and their solutions. I am unable to login: Please clear your cookies and restart your browser. I liked the way the old webmail worked better. Can I still use the old webmail? You can make the new webmail work like the [...]
According to the statistics gathered by Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, over 75% of our network traffic to their sites is being done over IPv6. This past June, Gustavus Adolphus College joined the World IPv6 Launch network operators list and publicly committed to supporting IPv6 on our campus network to the best of our ability. So [...]
On a typical night this semester, the internet connection for Gustavus tends to max out at around 450Mbit/s. But last night was a little different. Last night was election night 2012 ( also a presidential election year ) and a lot of people were getting updates on the elections via the internet. As a result, [...]
Want to watch the 2012 Gustavus Commencement ceremony but don’t have 3 hours to spare? Here you can watch the entire day compressed down to just over 1 minute. This video was created from a series of images captured by the webcam which lives in the stadium press box and provides a view of the [...]
Starting on Monday morning, April 2nd 2012, GTS will be upgrading the system in charge of the majority of the wireless (WiFi) network on campus. For short periods of time the wireless network will be unavailable. Anyone who needs to maintain a solid network connection during this time is encouraged to plug in with an [...]
You may have known that Nobel Conference 47 drew thousands of people to Gustavus this week, but you probably didn’t know that there were also a lot of people watching the event live online. The graph to the right shows the number of concurrent video streams we were serving from our live streaming system. The [...]
Can’t make it over to Lund Center to watch the Nobel Conference in person? Watch it live on your computer or smart phone where ever you happen to be. Live video will begin Tuesday morning October 4th 2011. Visit the Nobel Conference website to learn more about this years conference.
Earlier today GTS sent out an email to all of the students who graduated in 2010 to inform them that their accounts would be expiring on August 10th, 2011. Here is what that message looked like: Your Gustavus account (email and home directory access) is set to expire on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011. If you [...]
Up until Wednesday morning the entire campus shared our 200Mbit/s internet connection. At around 10am we switched to a new provider ( Global Crossing ) and with that change came a 50Mbit/s bandwidth increase which puts us at 250Mbit/s. For anyone who is curious about our current bandwidth usage, you can check out our graphs [...]