Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

A series of announcements (Wifi changes, Maintenance Weekend, and summary of this weekend’s outage)

Rather than inundate you with mailings, I’m sending this omnibus note with pointers to blog postings outlining the issues. I’ll also note you can follow @mcssys on twitter or check the blog at https://mcssys.wordpress.com (or http://mcs.anl.gov/systems/blog) for updates as well.

First up, for a summary of the repo.anl-external.org outage, see http://wp.me/p3jwfN-77.

Next, a notice on wifi changes from CIS: http://wp.me/p3jwfN-79

The short version of the story is that next week, you will notice a change in the wireless network names used onsite. Specifically instead of the many options you currently see, there will primarily only be two: Argonne-auth and Argonne-guest. As with the current setup, connections to the “auth” network require authenticating with your Argonne credentials and gain you access to a trusted VPN network. Connections to the “guest” network requires no authentication, but does require filling out a web registration form which you will see on your first browser connection.

Finally, a notice on the upcoming maintenance weekend in CIS: http://wp.me/p3jwfN-7b.

This includes information about other maintenance activity. Although, short of voicemail and phones being unreliable Friday evening, and desktop networks being unavailable Saturday morning, you may not be affected by these.

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Written by Craig Stacey

November 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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