The imap and pop3 daemon used by various mail clients to read e-mail messages from the University’s mail server have been reconfigured. The have been assigned to seperate network interfaces.
one interface as been assigned on-campus imap traffic
one interface as been assigned on-campus pop3 traffic
one interface as been assigned off-campus imap & pop3 traffic
These daemons also have been assigned new ssl certificates by the University’s certificate authority.
The AWStats web statistics analyzer was installed as part of the web server logging changes. This package is lightweight in comparison with NetTracker. Statistics will update once a day automatically. An add-on product called summary4severaldomains summarizes statistics for the virtual hosts.
The University e-mail service has been reconfigured to route as many messages as possible through the anti-virus gateway before they are sent off-campus or recieved by the University’s mail servers.
This additional stop for messages increases the delivery time, but in necessary to reduce the propogation of e-mail viruses and worms.
The Micros Server and cash registers were moved into a separate vlan on October 28, 2003 in an attempt to overcome system problems. The cash registers were having problems operating on-line in the congested Wheelock subnet. After some period of time, the cash registers would lock up, failing to process transactions.
The cash registers connection to the Micros Server seems much more stable now that they are in a separate vlan with a much smaller broadcast domain.
On October 17, 2003, the network in Trimble Hall was divided into two vlans. Vlan 116 contains all the Resnet ports while Vlan 100 contains the public ports located in the Forum and Seminar Rooms. The uplink from Trimble to the Core router was converted from a Layer 3 routed port to a Layer 2 Vlan Switched port. This configuration will be the prototype for the rest of the campus network.
Majordomo which has failed to work since September 3, 2003 as the result of unknown reasons has been replaced. Mailman is now up and functional. Most lists that previously existed in majordomo have been recreated in mailman.
These lists can be viewed at, http://mail.ups.edu/mailman/listinfo.
In order to support an academic project, Excel 2000 was installed on HERMIONE. This involved some extra work.
Jeremy was able to automate backups on the Windows 2000 systems with a scheduled script. This will allow us to start backups on these systems later, and avoid some problems we’ve been having with open files.