MySQL server downtime, 6:30-7:00 AM, May 6th

Our MySQL server will be upgraded on May 6th, 6:30-7:00 AM. This server supports the following services which will experience a brief interruption during this maintenance window: *) squirrelmail (webmail email access) *) spamfiltering (email spam processing) *) confluence (wiki software) *) wordpressmu(s) (blogging software) *) dotproject(s) (project scheduling software)

Internet Outage today

At approximately 1:40 PM today, we experienced a network outage. As is customary, our network staff began diagnosing the problem and made an initial call to our internet connection provider, the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). The CEN Helpdesk informed us that they were not aware of any network issues.

Diagnosing the problem was extremely difficult because our network devices where so overwhelmed with incoming network traffic that our network staff were unable to get access to them. They restarted the devices, only to see them immediately become overwhelmed and unresponsive again. This pointed to a Denial of Service (DOS) attack on our network.

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TSM Service Interruption

This Thursday, April 3rd, the TSM service will be unavailable starting at 10:00 AM. The interruption period will be brief. Most desktop backup schedules should have completed by 10:00 AM and will not be affected. Some morning backup schedules will be interrupted. Please note that any restores will fail during this period.

Network Slowness

We have been experiencing sporadic slowness in connecting to the internet since yesterday evening. We are working in cooperation with our network vendors and network provider to identify and correct the problem as soon as we can.