Archive for December, 2006

Home directory access this morning

At about 4:00am this morning our NFS server crashed. At about 6:30am we temporarily restored access to home directories with our backup system until the primary system could be rebooted at 7:10am. Some email was delayed during this time and is being delivered now. All systems were back up and running by 7:30am.

Comcast Blocked Gustavus Email

Here is a little story about why spam sucks, and why computer security is important. Over the weekend I received and email because one of our users got an error message when trying to send an email to a family member. That family member had a email address. The error message from Comcast’s mailserver […]

2 New Spam Checkers

Since it does not look like spam is going away any time soon and the amount of spam being sent to Gustavus addresses is increasing every day, we needed to add more spam checking servers. Checking as much email as we get for spam is a very big task. As a result we now have […]

Internet Connection (update)

At about 6:00pm we noticed that our internet service provider was having some problems. Accessing Gustavus resources from off campus was not working at all. Shortly after that many users on campus began having problems connecting to AOL and accessing websites such as while other sites were working. The problem appeared to be a […]