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  • blog.cs.miami.edu is moving …

    August 3, 2011

    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 […]

  • Subversion moved

    July 28, 2011

    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 […]

  • Route53 live

    July 28, 2011

    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 […]

  • cs.miami.edu on Route53

    June 27, 2011

    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 […]

  • Route53 DNS service

    June 25, 2011

    We are testing using Route53, a cloud-provisioned DNS service from Amazon, for a secondary DNS system.

  • Power outage

    August 25, 2010

    The Ungar building suffered a power outage. Our web servers were out for an hour or so, to avoid overheating. Sorry. Back now.

  • Proxied HTTP

    May 29, 2010

    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 […]

  • Minicourse in Unix and HPC

    April 22, 2010

    Information posted here.

  • Subversion opened for classes

    April 7, 2010

    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.

  • Wild pages pointing to here

    April 7, 2010

    The wiki needs to be reinstalled, and the visual aspect redone. In the meanwhile, the wildpages will point here.

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