Wesleyan domain login issues between 3:30 and 3:50 this afternoon

One of our domain controllers that processes logins to the Wesleyan network malfunctioned at 3:30 this afternoon.  Any of our systems that rely on domain logins, including Exchange mail, Web mail, blogs, wikis, and Wesfiles, may have rejected some logins between 3:30 and 3:50 PM.  The problem has been resolved.

Slow Network

Members of the Wesleyan community have reported that internet connections are slow. We are investigating the problem and will update this site as more information becomes available. Thank you

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.

Read more

Internet Outage

Our connection to the internet is currently unavailable.   We are working to reestablish our connection and hope to have this resolved soon.  We will update this site as  events progress.

A New Form of SPAM – Backscatter SPAM

We’ve been receiving many reports of users finding large amounts of unexplained nondelivery messages in their inboxes. These nondelivery (or “bounce”) messages typically from MAILER-DAEMON appear to indicate that the user has been sending Spam to external servers, and the Spam messages have been rejected by the remote servers.

Read more

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.