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Mac Network Settings

Some users have been noting errors “Another device on the network is using your computer’s IP address” and our network monitoring has detected a number of flip-flops involving Apple kit trying to use the same IP address. The culprit seems … Continue reading

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Anti-virus for MACs

The Mac is not immune to viruses, Trojans, backdoors, adware, spyware and other unwanted applications. In reality, the Mac OS, its included applications, and third-party applications have and will continue to have security issues that can allow some form of … Continue reading

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Research Data Backups

Many of the Institute and commodity servers have local partitions that are sometimes used to store data. These partitions are usually called /disk/data or /disk/scratch. In total, there is more than 7Tb of data on such disks! These locations are … Continue reading

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Self-managed machines – kerberos and ssh

It is possible to set up self-managed machines to use kerberos with ssh to connect to DICE machines without entering a password and we strongly recommend that you do this. We have created step-by-step instructions to help you set this … Continue reading

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LaTeX Support

LaTeX is part of the standard installation on DICE desktop machines. This installation includes local files which can be found in the following directory on SL6 machines: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/informatics/ The support team will maintain the local .sty, .cls and .def files … Continue reading

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Changes to Appleton Tower open access printers

The open access printers in Appleton Tower are now part of the University’s central printing system. This means you have to have credit in your University “Print and Copy” account before you can print. All undergraduate students and taught MSc … Continue reading

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New staff.login

We have now installed a new sl6_64 login server for staff. You can access it by using the alias, staff64.login. This will replace the existing staff.login machine and also the machine that is pointed to by the somewhat redundant aliases … Continue reading

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