On December 19, 2022, IRIS will begin blocking incoming SSH connections from off-campus, except to those machines registered with IRIS as approved SSH servers.
Highlighted news items and key announcements.
As many return to campus for the beginning of Fall Semester, we fully expect to experience some issues with campus Wi-Fi. Campus has made many improvements to our growing Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure, but increased traffic may reveal additional avenues for improvement. And some people will need assistance with individual devices on Wi-Fi.
Beginning next Monday, August 22, campus is increasing drop-in and phone support for Wi-Fi, for the first few weeks of the semester. Anybody with Wi-Fi issues is encouraged to call or drop-in, for quickest Wi-Fi support. An Instructor Hotline is available, and Hotspots can be requested. Please see the following page for details:
It’s important to troubleshoot any issues on a case-by-case basis, so that service can be improved for everyone.
EECS-Secure Broadcast Ceases May 16
On Monday, May 16th, at 7AM we will cease public broadcast of the EECS-Secure wireless network. The network will continue to exist and devices already configured to use it will be able to continue to do so. However, it will not be available as a visible option to new devices which are not currently configured to connect to EECS-Secure. In other words, EECS-Secure will become a hidden SSID.
We recommend users of EECS-Secure begin transitioning to eduroam effective immediately. Information about how to connect to eduroam is available at:
Please read the full post below for more information.[Read more…] about Announcing Retirement of the EECS-Secure Wireless Network
Beginning April 5, 2022, you will start to see changes in the CalNet 2-Step process for browsers (e.g., Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). The upgraded workflow provides a simplified and accessible Duo login experience and offers a redesigned visual interface with security and usability enhancements.[Read more…] about New CalNet 2-Step Look for Browsers
As of Monday, March 21, remote desktop access to winterm.eecs will be limited to on-campus hosts and VPN clients. To access winterm.eecs from off-campus after March 21, you will need to either use the campus VPN before connecting to winterm.eecs, or configure your Remote Desktop Connection to use the campus Remote Desktop Gateway service.[Read more…] about Restricting Access to winterm.eecs
As with any major OS release, we recommend a cautious approach, especially where your primary device is concerned. Major releases often bring new compatibility or support issues, which may take some time for the vendor to address with patches and updates.
Windows 11 was released recently, and MacOS Monterey is being released today, Monday, October 25. We encourage you to delay upgrading your systems to these new releases, until after such time as IT staff have tested them in our EECS and campus environment.
UPDATE (12/22/2021): As announced campus-wide yesterday by our CIO, Jenn Stringer, both MacOS Monterey and Windows 11 seem to have no compatibility issues with campus applications and tools, including wifi and the VPN. This matches the experience of our local staff.
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
Welcome to our new version of iris.eecs!
We hope to provide a more modern experience, with a site that is newly-designed, responsive, and readily-available, even during times of local network disruption.
Information, announcements, and FAQ pages have been migrated to this new site. You should still be able to find our forms and info in similar places. Some forms (e.g. account requests, and system registrations) will continue to be handled by local servers, using the same familiar interface.
Over time, we will be updating content, and handling any formatting that didn’t get migrated properly. If you happen to notice any glaring omissions or problems, please feel free to report them to help@eecs.
We hope you enjoy the new iris.eecs!