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July 6, 2006

IP whitelisting change

Mail filters have been modified to 'whitelist' internally originating email; meaning mail that is originating from a 130.85.* address where our mail exchangers are the first hop.

July 10, 2006

Weblock (blackboard development server)

Weblock, our blackboard development server is now running Blackboard 7.1.324.28 The lastest 7.1 hot fix.

David Freeman

And for google search purposes "creek brother"
If you're out there, send me an email.

July 13, 2006

www5 is dead, long live www5

www5 (an e220r) died in an odd way -- as in completely died -- this morning. it's been replaced with the e220r that was formally known as www2. Inventory has been updated, etc.

www5 houses "webadmin", our IDMS & account administration application.

July 14, 2006

Research storage project == done

Today I finshed my research storage project and added a little bonus to it.

Our two research servers, hercules.rs and titan, have been using NFS mounts from ds1.rs for the last several years to store large files associated with the various projects of users of those two machines. ds1.rs was a Dell PE1750 with a PowerVault attached to it with a total space of around 375GB. ds2.rs replaces this with a Sun X4100 running Solaris 10 06/06 with ZFS connected to two Apple Xserve RAIDs and has a total of 4.2TB online.

The bonus is that I also installed a ADS-cabable Samba server on ds2.rs, so peoples' research volumes can also be made available to Windows workstations over SMB/CIFS as well as NFS. Very cool!

Rob is now in the process of moving the RS NIS map server from ds1.rs to ds2, and after that, the old ds1.rs will replace our old cobbled-together USENET news server (yes, we still offer USENET news here :)

July 20, 2006

Blackboard hot fix

Last night I applied hot fix 2 to our Blackboard 7.1
"pilot" server. Procrustes.umbc.edu, is not running
Blackboard release 7.1.324.28

Weblock... till death do us surf

Weblock, our blackboard development server is now...
dead. The hardward won't boot thru the bios load and
such. I should probably try and tranfer the system to
a dell 2650. The dead hardware is a 2550 that is ~5 years old.

July 27, 2006

Blackboard production

On Tuesday 7/25 our production blackboard system
died ~4:19 in the early AM. It was brought back up
~ 7:30 AM when someone from the helpdesk arrived who
had access to the computer room and could follow my instructions.

The logs show the server could not boot correctly and
seemed to hang on boot up.

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