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CIS will be performing planned network maintenance at the CIT on Wednesday, 8/22, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

During this time, wired and wireless network connectivity may experience brief interruptions while maintenance is performed.

Thanks for your patience during these planned outages as our network infrastructure is upgraded and expanded. 

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CIS will be performing planned network maintenance at the CIT on the following dates & times:

On Tuesday, 8/14, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM & 
On Wednesday, 8/15, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

During the above times, wired and wireless network connectivity may experience brief interruptions while ...

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CIS is upgrading the switch hardware on the 2nd floor of CIT on Thursday, August 9. The maintenance is scheduled from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, during this time network connectivity will be unavailable on the 2nd floor of the CIT Building. Phone and wireless connectivity on the 2nd floor may also experience ...

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CIS is peforming power & network maintenance between 0700-0800 on Thursday, August 2nd 2018.  During this time, wired, wireless network connectivity and potential phone usage may experience a brief outage lasting less than 5 minutes on the 1st and 2nd floors of the CIT Building.

Services in the Sun Lab will be unavailable during the ...

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The post-spring-semester reconfiguration of the FastX cluster (fastx-cluster.cs.brown.edu) was scheduled to occur within the morning of Wednesday, June 6th, but has proven more involved than anticipated. It is hoped that the cluster will be back online by 4pm on June 7th.

Once the reconfiguration is complete, FastX users should experience fewer service ...

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Linux Security Reboot Rescheduled for this Thursday

The department-wide reboot of Linux desktop machines has now been rescheduled for Thursday, June 29th at 5am. That's tomorrow morning as of this writing.

The reboot had been originally been slated for this morning (Wednesday), but we canceled that after learning of a different set of problems that the kernel update would have introduced ...

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Linux Security Reboot This Wednesday (UPDATE: Canceled)

Tstaff will be rebooting most desktop machines on Wednesday of next week, June 28th, at 5am, in order to apply patches to both the Linux kernel and libc. (Note that we will not be upgrading the operating system from Debian 8 to Debian 9 at this time - that will come later.)

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Today's service downtime for mailing lists, time machine and ownCloud due to filesystem maintenance will be extended until noontime.  This post will be updated when service returns.

UPDATE: CIS restored file services a bit before 2pm today.  Mailing list services were restored at around 2:30pm.

UPDATE​​​​​​​: Time Mchine has been restored.