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Due to a recent compromised virtual machine using http access to perform illegal downloads of restricted content, we are closing general outbound http, https access for all virtual machines.  We will grant outbound http, https access on a per request basis.  Email problem@cs.brown.edu immediately if the outbound closure of those ports affect ...

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There was a bit of a hiccup on our list server that required a few minutes of down time, between 2:45pm and 2:50pm, which may have resulted in some messages being delayed during that time.  The stuck process has been remedied and Sympa is now running smoothly.

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The Grid is now 50% operational.  We are working on finishing up the remaining nodes, which will be brought online as they are completed. But, a handful of nodes will require a bit of TLC, before they can be brought back into the cluster.

The Grid should be 100% operational by the end of the ...

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owncloud.png This past weekend, Tstaff upgraded our ownCloud instance to version 8.1.3, the latest stable release. To the best of our knowledge, everything is working as expected, but please email problem@cs.brown.edu if you are experiencing any issues.

What is ownCloud you might ask? It's a departmentally hosted file syncronization system ...

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The compute grid will be unavailable on Monday, Oct. 19th starting at 8:30am.  We will be upgrading all grid nodes to the latest debian release jessie.  An email will be sent out to the compute@cs.brown.edu after the upgrade is complete and the grid is ready for use again.  

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Starting at 7am on Wednesday, Oct. 7th, we will be performing rolling upgrades of the  DMZ GPFS nfs cluster..  Each DMZ GPFS nfs cluster server upgrade may potentially cause a brief 90 second NFS blip for all public services in the DMZ i.e. xen hosts and clients, web service.  This GPFS rolling upgrade does ...

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CIS is performing a server upgrade on FileMaker server hosting our databases on Thursday, Oct. 8th, 5:30-8am.  See the notice below:

Hi Everyone,
 
Scheduling the FileMaker A upgrade for Thursday morning October 8th in the normal maintenance window of 5:30 AM to 8:00 AM.  If this is an issue please email by ...

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CIS informed us of the following upcoming maintenance:

As part of a planned maintenance being performed by CIS, FileMaker A will be unavailable tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6th, from 6:30 am to 6:35 am. During this time, you will not be able to access databases hosted on Brown's FileMaker A server, either using ...

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