Category Archives: Service Update

Printer Changes in Informatics

During the recent lockdowns, new working practices have developed which place far less reliance on the printing out of materials. Recognising this, and wishing to reduce the financial and environmental impact of printing across its estate, the University has adopted … Continue reading

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DMARC change to mailman lists

DMARC is a technology designed to combat forged email coming from senders other than those who are entitled to send as a particular domain. Unfortunately there are times where you may want to legitimately “forge” the sender address of an … Continue reading

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Shut down of Informatics servers at KB

To improve the resilience of the services hosted in the JCMB server room, a new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is being installed to cover the whole room. Unfortunately this work needs the power to be switched off for a period … Continue reading

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Proposed power supply work in the Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14

[Revised & updated, Tuesday 19th January 2021] The information in this blog post is relevant to anybody who manages or uses a self-managed server located in the Informatics Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14. It does not relate to equipment located … Continue reading

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Switch to EdPrint

As announced on sys-announce we will shortly be migrating all the existing Informatics cloud printers to the EdPrint system. The blurb from Information Services: What’s happening and when? Information Services is launching EdPrint over the next few months, a major … Continue reading

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Power to self-managed servers in the Informatics Forum

If you don’t use any servers in either of the Forum self-managed server rooms, then please ignore this blog post – and have a nice day! However, if you do use any such machines, then it is important that you … Continue reading

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Review of www.inf.ed.ac.uk CGIs

For security reasons we are reviewing our use of user authored CGI scripts that are currently running on our web services. Those CGIs that run as the author, such as those on homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk and sweb.inf.ed.ac.uk, are not under review at … Continue reading

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Forum server room UPS upgrade programme

Earlier this year, we mentioned that we intended to replace the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system which supplies power to all of the server rooms located in the Informatics Forum – see our blog post Forum server room UPS from … Continue reading

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No new local blogs on blogs.inf or wp.inf

With the introduction of the University’s centrally provided blogging service (blogs.ed.ac.uk), no new blogs will be created on the Informatics blog.inf.ed.ac.uk and wp.inf.ed.ac.uk services. The central service is based on a current version of WordPress, and has a selection of … Continue reading

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Upgrade of rack power bars in Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14

We are about to upgrade all rack power bars in the Informatics Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14. We will be replacing the existing metered power bars (APC models AP7853 and AP8853) with switched versions (APC model AP8953). The new power … Continue reading

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