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Software Collections

The standard versions of various developer tools provided as part of a Scientific Linux release (e.g. SL6 or SL7) can become quite old. To gain access to newer versions various software collections can be added to a system. Redhat summarises … Continue reading

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Staff NX server reboot

We need to reboot the staff NX server (jubilee) to upgrade it to SL7.3. We plan to start this work at 9am on Thursday 29th June, we expect the service to be unavailable for approximately 1 hour. During the period … Continue reading

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ScientificLinux 7.3 upgrade

The 3rd minor update to ScientificLinux 7 (which is based on RHEL7) is now ready for deployment to the Informatics SL7 DICE office and student lab machines. A minor update like this provides us with the opportunity to update important … Continue reading

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SSH Server Reboot

We need to reboot the general access SSH server (bruegel) to upgrade it to Scientific Linux 7.3. This is just a minor upgrade from SL7.2 to SL7.3 which will have very few user-visible changes. We plan to do this at … Continue reading

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Staff SSH server reboot

We need to reboot the staff SSH server (brendel) to upgrade it to Scientific Linux 7.3. This is just a minor upgrade from SL7.2 to SL7.3 which will have very few user-visible changes. We plan to do this at 8am … Continue reading

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New SSH server

On Monday 3rd April we will replace the SSH server named schiff which hosts ssh.inf.ed.ac.uk and student.ssh.inf.ed.ac.uk with a machine named bruegel. All that will happen is that at about 08:00 on Monday we will change the DNS aliases to … Continue reading

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Video Conferencing – Moving Forward

We recently polled staff and research students in the School on some approaches and suggested technologies for moving forward with better and more integrated support for Video Conferencing in the School: https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/VideoConferencing. That page has now been updated with a … Continue reading

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Informatics to host a sponsored RIPE atlas anchor

Informatics has been selected to host one of the first five sponsored RIPE atlas anchors!  The other four sites are in Macedonia, France, Romania and Albania. The RIPE atlas system consists of several thousand network “probes” dotted around the world.  … Continue reading

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NAS Appliances in the School of Informatics

Over the last couple of years, we have noticed that more and more of you are buying NAS appliances, boxes containing a number of commodity disks which can be attached to the network and serve that disk space to other … Continue reading

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User Account Creation and Expiration

Informatics is one of the few schools that maintains its own separately authenticated local user accounts (DICE) rather than using EASE/AD centrally managed accounts. Our accounts are automatically created and expired based on data we receive from the centre. However this … Continue reading

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