The Department mailing list server lists.eecs.berkeley.edu will be down for maintenance this Wednesday, March 16, 2022 beginning at 5pm. During this maintenance, the Sympa mailing list software will be upgraded to the latest version, which we hope will fix a few bugs. We expect the outage to last no longer than 2 hours. Any mail sent to a list during this time will be held for delivery after the upgrade is complete.[Read more…] about EECS Mailing Lists Maintenance, Wed March 16 5pm
The Department Mailing List server, lists.eecs.berkeley.edu, will be down for maintenance beginning Thursday February 24th at 5pm. Service should be restored by 6pm at the latest. During this time, any incoming messages will be held and distributed after the server is back up.
This maintenance is to upgrade the back-end MySQL database, in preparation for an upgrade of the mailing list Sympa software next week. That maintenance will be separately announced.
The IRIS Mailing List Server lists.eecs.berkeley.edu will be undergoing routine maintenance tonight, Dec 22, beginning at 6pm. The server should be back no later than 6:30pm. The web interface will be unavailable during this time, and any mail sent to a list on lists.eecs.berkeley.edu will be held and distributed after the server is back up.[Read more…] about Mailing lists maintenance, Dec 22 6pm
Routine Red Hat Linux operating system patches have been released which require system reboots. Starting at 5:30pm Thursday, Oct 14th, IDSG will be patching and rebooting affected servers. The following services will experience brief outages of 10 minutes or less between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
* Department mailing list services (lists.eecs.berkeley.edu)
* IRIS Roster/Network applications (iris2.eecs.berkeley.edu)[Read more…] about Linux Server Patching, Oct 14 5:30pm
The IRIS Roster (account) and Network applications, and the EECS Mailing List server lists.eecs.berkeley.edu, will be unavailable tonight from 6pm to approximately 6:30pm for routine maintenance.[Read more…] about IRIS applications & Mailing Lists maintenance Aug 12, 6pm
The EECS Mailing List server lists.eecs.berkeley.edu will be briefly down for maintenance tonight, Wednesday March 3, 2021, beginning at 6pm.
Routine Red Hat Linux operating system patches have been released which require a system restart. During this maintenance window, the web interface will be inaccessible, and any mail sent to a mailing list will be temporarily delayed until the server resumes operation. We anticipate an outage of no more than 30 minutes but some extra time is being scheduled in case of unforeseen problems.
As usual, please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.[Read more…] about Mailing List Server maintenance, Wednesday March 3, 6pm-7pm
The Department’s Mailing List server, lists.eecs.berkeley.edu, will be down for maintenance on Wednesday May 13, 2020, beginning at 6pm, for up to one hour. During this time incoming messages will be held for delivery; no mail will be lost, but the web interface will be inaccessible. During this maintenance, operating system patches will be installed, and the back-end database for this service will be migrated to a newer server.[Read more…] about EECS Mailing List Server downtime, May 13 6p-7p
IRIS has offered a jabber/XMPP server for a number of years, but usage has dropped to zero as people have migrated to other options. When the current SSL certificate expires March 27, 2020, we do not plan to renew it, and this service will be retired.
Following the lead of the campus, Google, and other industry leaders, IRIS will be ending support for the older security protocols TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on the department web servers (e.g. people.eecs.berkeley.edu, www2.eecs.berkeley.edu, iris2.eecs.berkeley.edu, and any IRIS-hosted web site) on March 24, 2020. If you are using a modern web browser, you will not notice any changes.
To: System Administrators of Unix / Linux devices
Subject: Retirement of IRIS NIS service in EECS
IRIS NIS (Network Information Services) allows Unix computers to look up IRIS usernames, groups, passwords and other information from IRIS NIS servers.
Dating back to before the creation of IRIS, NIS service has been supported in the EECS Department. Now, IRIS provides the LDAP protocol as a replacement for NIS. This is now our supported service for distributing Unix username, password and group data. IRIS LDAP service features multiple redundant servers, and is updated in real-time with user account data.[Read more…] about NIS Retirement in EECS, Dec 2020