The Jacobs Hall network was unstable from approximately 11AM to 11:45AM due to a router malfunction. We restored service and will continue to monitor the router. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you continue to notice a problem.
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
Routine Red Hat Linux operating system patches have been released which require system reboots. Starting at 6pm Wednesday, Feb 19, IDSG will be patching and rebooting affected servers. The following services will experience outages of 30 minutes or less between 6pm and 7pm.
- Department mailing list services (lists.eecs.berkeley.edu)
- Department ftp server (ftp.eecs / ftp.cs.berkeley.edu)
- Department jabber/xmpp service (jabber.eecs.berkeley.edu)
- IRIS Roster/Network applications (iris2.eecs.berkeley.edu)
This weekend, 2/15 through 2/17, we will be enabling IPv6 on the EECS wireless networks. The current plan is to enable on EECS-PSK Saturday, EECS-Secure Sunday, and monitor on Monday. The EECSv6 test network will be abated later in the week and any test users should return to using EECS-Secure.
If your device is registered on the EECS network and has its IPv6 stack enabled, you will receive IPv6 connectivity without any further action needed.
We recommend everyone confirm that their wireless devices have an IPv6 firewall enabled to maintain the security of your machine.
Please email email@example.com with any questions or concerns about our IPv6 rollout.
Microsoft will release their patches for the month on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. PRINT, WINTERM and WDS will automatically patch and reboot Wednesday, February 12th, at 3:00 am.
WINTERM may be unavailable till 10:00 am Wednesday, February 12th, depending on additional software updates.[Read more…] about February 2020 Windows Server Patching
The departmental authenticating outgoing smtp server gateway.eecs will be down for a needed reboot to activate changes delivered by some RHEL patches.
Though the scheduled downtime is 7:15am to 7:45am, we expect actual downtime to be less.[Read more…] about gateway.eecs downtime – Thursday February 6, 2020 07:15-07:45am
cronus one of the departmental DNS, NIS and time servers will be down for a needed reboot to activate changes delivered by some RHEL patches from 6:45-7:00am.
rhea the other departmental DNS, NIS and time server will be down for a needed reboot to activate changes delivered by some RHEL patches from 7:00-7:15 am.
Though the total scheduled downtime is 6:45am to 7:15am, we expect actual downtime to be less.[Read more…] about cronus and rhea downtime – Thursday February 6, 2020 06:45-07:15am
The departmental dhcp server will be down for a needed reboot to activate changes delivered by some RHEL patches.
Though the scheduled downtime is 6:30am to 7:00am, we expect actual downtime to be less.[Read more…] about dhcp server downtime – Thursday February 6, 2020 06:30-07:00am
login.EECS.Berkeley.EDU will be down for patching and needed reboot to activate changes delivered by some RHEL patches.
Though the scheduled downtime is 6:30am to 7am, we expect actual downtime to be less.[Read more…] about login.eecs downtime – Thursday February 6, 2020 06:30-07:00am
With the ending of Microsoft support for Server 2008, we are moving a new version of print.eecs into production, running Server 2016, effective Wednesday morning, January 15, 2020.
All print queues have been migrated to the new print server, and lpd service as well, so existing print clients should not need any configuration changes, and should just be able to keep printing as expected.
If you do have any problems with printing via print.eecs, please report them to help@eecs, and we’ll attempt to fix them as soon as possible.[Read more…] about New Print Server