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Jignesh Kakodkar Joins CS Technical Staff


Jignesh Kakodkar joins the Technical Staff today as Senior Systems Programmer.  Jignesh comes to us with seven years of experience developing web, application and system software and administering systems in industry.  He has a Master's degree in Computer Science from UMass Dartmouth and broad range of interests and experience.  As Senior Systems Programmer, Jignesh will assist in developing and maintaining the CS Department's infrastructure and in deploying and improving services.

OIT Maintenance 10/15/22 Impacting Filesystem Access

OIT is performing several maintenance activies this weekend which may have an impact on our filesystem access:

Saturday 10/15 5am-8am  OIT Core router NX-OS versions are being upgraded.  This will require a reboot of each router as well as a firewall failover.

Saturday 10/15 11am-2pm  OIT will be upgrading the Firewall management software.  This will require a firewall failover.

In the past, firewall failovers have caused our NFS mounts to go stale and become unresponsive.  These have manifested in various ways in the department, from SSH difficulties to hung lab machines.  We have watchdog scripts in place that recover the …