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.

 

Wireless Upgrades to Confer / Vickner Hall

The WiFi network in Confer / Vickner Hall has received a significant upgrade as part of our ongoing project to improve the WiFi network in the academic buildings on campus.  Last year the building had 13 aging WiFi access points.  This summer we replaced those access points with 22 of the latest generation WiFi access […]

Outdoor WiFi added to Johns Family Courtyard

A common request we receive at GTS is to expand the WiFi coverage in the outdoor spaces on campus.  As part of an effort to improve the WiFi all around Gustavus, we have installed a new outdoor WiFi access point on the wall between the Courtyard Cafe and the Johns Family Courtyard.  So this fall […]

2018 Commencement Time Lapse Video

Congratulations class of 2018!  Commencement is over and you are on to whatever comes next.  Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate this year and commencement was held indoors for the first time since 2014.  But don’t worry, there is a camera in the arena that we used to create a time lapse video of the indoor […]

DNS and Your Privacy

On April 1, 2018 Cloudflare released a new DNS service called 1.1.1.1.  One of the primary goals of this service is to allow users to hide their DNS requests from their ISP.   A typical home ISP ( like Comcast, and  Mediacom ) may be logging all the DNS requests you do, selling that information to […]

New and improved GusTV

Today GusTV was updated with some new channels, higher resolution video streams, and closed captions. Since GusTV first debuted as a pilot project in 2007, students have enjoyed the ability to stream local broadcast TV channels to their computers and mobile devices.  Over the years we have added a few additional channels but has largely […]

C in CC Streaming Stats and Bonus Time Lapse Video

  So just how many people watched the first ever live stream of Christmas in Christ Chapel this year?  Well, that is a tough question to answer.  It seems like that should be a pretty straight forward and simple answer.  Just count up the number of requests for the video file from our systems logs […]

Perry the Corpse Flower is blooming!

Just in time for Halloween, Perry the Corpse Flower is blooming.  If you can’t make it over to the green house in Nobel Hall you can watch it all unfold live here:  gustavus.edu/perry/

WiFi Network Updates

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 […]

New Webmail FAQ

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 […]

Gustavus ranked #1 for IPv6 usage

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 […]