Archive for March, 2006

Email issues

For some reason over the weekend a bunch of IMAP and POP3 processes got stuck and made it such that those users could not modify their inbox.  I didn’t have a good way to figure out who those users were so I killed all IMAP connections.  Therefore this morning a bunch of people will probably […]

Carefull out there if you are browsing with IE

For anyone who is browsing the internet with Internet Explorer you should be aware that an exploit for a recent vulnerability is being seen on the net.  At this time there is no patch for this from Microsoft.  However if you turn off Active Scripting, you can prevent your browser from being exploited. Internet Storm […]

More Wireless

Quote from Joel Jackson … “We have added three more wireless access points to the network today. Locations: Schaefer 323 – This services the Communications Studies Dept. and Classrooms Schaefer 316 – The Student Lounge/Computer Lab on 3rd floor by the Music library. Courtyard Cafe – Jackson Center on south side of the Post Office.”

Unexpected Downtime

At about 12:35pm today, both of our servers that provide home directory access and email access (woof and meow) decided to call it quits and kernel panic. Both were restarted by 12:55pm. Luckily downtime was not too great, but it is very troubling that they both died when they did. No word yet on what […]

Status Update

Wireless Updates: The big news this week has been wireless. Since the last update we have added wireless to Rundstrom and Norelius. From our stats, it looks like the students in Norelius are really making use of it. (110 devices in the past 24 hours) We also ordered another 60 access points due to arrive […]

Email Delays

Late yesterday afternoon we were hit with a particularly large batch of spam comming from computers spread all across the internet.  Then, due to a slight loophole in our mailservers configuration for blocking spam, the spam ended up in a loop taking up more resources that it otherwise would have.  The end result was that […]