www.cs.miami.edu/~[username] is now supplemented with www.cs.miami.edu/home/[username]. This change allows [username]‘s homepages to be addressed by both style URL’s. Your account was created with a symbolic self-link “public_html->.” in you public_html directory. This self-link means that the new URL scheme will work along side the old URL scheme without any change to your homepages. If one [...]
WordPress for the department is moving to a new computer. Using the new “Network Admin” possibilities of WordPress 3.0. It is a big improvement. Some tricks for wordpress users: To move a site, it helps to change the url’s in the database: mysql> update wp_options set option_value=’http://jackson.cs.miami.edu/burt’ where option_name=’siteurl’; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 [...]
The subversion server has been moved to a new machine. The CNAME svn.cs.miami.edu will lead you to it. It’s actual name is meade-vma. Changed is the network service style. Previously the repositories were accessed using webDAV and Apache, and the repository URL used http:// as the prefix. Now svnserve is being used, and the URL [...]
Route 53 went live as of June 26. There are now two infrastructures for the department’s DNS servers for forward resolution (that is, from name to IP address). We maintain the classic BIND named’s, housed in the department with on-campus secondaries to cover short term outage and maintenance; and a parallel cloud DNS service that [...]
Why the change: Until the summer of 2011, our DNS servers were diversified across the campus. This meant we were vulnerable to an entire-campus network outage. Until recently, that risk was acceptable. In particular, with our email servers on campus, a campus wide outage would stop our email as well – a much more serious [...]
We are testing using Route53, a cloud-provisioned DNS service from Amazon, for a secondary DNS system.
The Ungar building suffered a power outage. Our web servers were out for an hour or so, to avoid overheating. Sorry. Back now.
Ssh has a thing called DynamicForward. It is actually SOCKSv5. Since Firefox is socks enabled, you can use your cs account as a proxy for web browsing. This is useful, for instance, to get to web pages that are only available from inside UM, such as CCS, or some of our internal-only sites. In .ssh/config [...]
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Subversion server going on line at svn.cs.miami.edu. An experiment with use in class at the unofficial name web.cs.miami.edu/svn/repos. Authentication is an unsettled issue.