News archive - October 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Some mail delays overnight

A problem resulting from an upgrade of one of the mailservices mail
servers meant some mail was delayed overnight. The oversight has been
fixed and the queues flushed.

Monday, October 5, 2009

NETWORK ALERT - 2009-10-06 to 2009-10-08 - Wireless upgrades in Douglas Wright Engineering Building

Description: Wireless upgrades in Douglas Wright Engineering Building (DWE)
Date: (YYYY-MM-DD) 2009-10-06 to 2009-10-08
Start time: 8:00 a.m.
End time: 4:00 p.m.
Impact: wireless in DWE only
Submitted by: nkeane@ist.uwaterloo.ca

Comment: Wireless connectivity will be disrupted and/or unavailable during the upgrade period as the old access points are replaced with Aruba APs.

Notice submitted: Monday October 5 11:51:12 EDT 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

NETWORK ALERT - 2008-10-06 - Firmware upgrade

Description: Firmware upgrade
Date: (YYYY-MM-DD) 2008-10-06
Start Time: 07:00:00
End Time: 07:05:00
Impact: Various buildings
Submitted By: sbourque@uwaterloo.ca

Comment: There will be a brief outage tomorrow morning for various areas within the buildings listed below. The outage will last the duration required for a router (as-rt-ev1) to reload as it’s firmware is being upgraded,

Some areas (academic support) of the following buildings are affected:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Beware of phishing Email “Subject: Confirm your Email”

The phishers are getting a little more sophisticated, too bad there’s a U of G reference they left in there….

jt

As usual, never reply to these emails. Delete them.

An example of this latest one:

*From: *”University of Waterloo Information Systems & Technology” <helpdesm.d@gmail.com >
*Subject: **CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IS ACTIVE AND IN USE*

Dear UWATERLOO.CA Webmail Owner,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

NETWORK ALERT - 2009-10-01 - campus wireless failure (2)

Description: campus wireless failure
Date: (YYYY-MM-DD) 2009-10-01
Start time: 2:45pm
End time: 3:30pm
Impact: campus wireless
Resolution: manual router restart
Submitted by: bruce@uwaterloo.ca

Comment:
Campus wireless (excluding resnet) was down from approximately 2:45pm to 3:30pm today when the router stopped functioning properly.

The router was rebooted manually to restore service.

Notice submitted: Thursday October 1 15:36:23 EDT 2009

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