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Patches for a vulnerability, being referred to as GHOST, have been released. This vulnerability is a buffer overflow bug affecting the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls in the glibc library, which means pretty much every service is affected. Since the vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to make an application call to either of these ...

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We just rebooted one of our GPFS NFS gateways (runts). It was showing a high load, which was affecting NFS throughput. The reboot only affected NFS clients and should have been relatively painless, at most a momentary freeze of Linux workstations.

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The CS Department website is now mobile friendly.  Utilizing HTML5, CSS3 and responsive web design principles, last fall's web redesign now adapts itself to the device on which it is displayed.

On small screens, search and navigation is hidden behind drop-down menus to unclutter the banner area.  The ...

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New Tstaff Member

Donald Johwa joins the tstaff team as the new systems administrator.  Please help us welcome him to the department. 

Donald graduated with a BS in Business Management from Johnson and Wales.  He has 10+ years working in the industry supporting Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.  He is a great addition to ...

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Decommission and migration of CS filemaker databases

The CS filemaker databases on rodan have been migrated to CIS filemaker server 13,  filemakerc.ad.brown.edu.  Brown credential can be used to access the filemaker databses.  The CS filemaker server 11 has been decommissioned.

In order to connect to the CIS filemaker server 13, you would ...

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Both bw3 and bw4 are experiencing hardware problems. Until Max has a chance to take a look, we've redirected all incoming jobs to their respective color partner, i.e. bw4 -> c4 and bw4 -> c4. Existing print jobs have been migrated to the color printers.

The redirects will be disabled once the hardware ...

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