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McGill telephone problem

The following McGill buildings are experiencing telephone problems today: Education, McIntyre, Stewart Biology, 3605 Mountain, Rabinovitch, Duggan, Hosmer, Chancellor Day Hall, All Law Building on Peel Street. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 06 Jul 2005

Now online: McGill University student directory

An online directory of McGill students is now available. It features public pages that are viewable by anyone as well as community pages that are viewable by the McGill community only. Students choose via Minerva which type of page will house their contact information, or if any of their contact information will be put on McGill web pages at all (the default setting for each student is "do not publish"). Information chosen to be published is accessed on the McGill University student directory page.

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Published on : 30 Jun 2005

Online student directory

A new online Student Directory is now available by clicking on the "Student directory" link at the top right of the McGill home page (and coming to a McGill web page near you within the next week or so). Inclusion in this directory is at the student's discretion (by default you are not included). If you are a student and you want to appear in this directory, you must log in to Minerva, go to the "Student Menu," click on "Student Directory" and choose the email address and/or a phone number to publish. You can also decide who can see your information: the world (everyone) or only the McGill community (those who first log in with McGill credentials). You can make it easier for your fellow students and colleagues to contact you by opting in to the Student Directory. Encourage others to opt in as well. The more students participate, the more effective the directory will be.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 30 Jun 2005

Voice mail unavailable Monday, June 20, 2005, 18h00 to 20h00

Please note that due to maintenance on Call Pilot, voicemail will be unavailable from 18h00 to 20h00 on Monday, June 20, 2005. During this period you will be unable to access your voice mailbox or leave messages. Any pre-existing messages will remain in your voice mailbox.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 17 Jun 2005

Random VPN problems

Some users may experience problems accessing the network once they are logged into VPN. We are currently working on resolving this problem.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 15 Jun 2005

Free DAS for ALL academic staff

Announcement on behalf of the Interim Provost and CIO, Anthony C. Masi: Effective 16 June 2005, Dialup Access Services (DAS) will be provided free of charge to all academic staff. The provision of free DAS removes the previous restrictions of only four free hours for academic staff and free monthly use only for instructors who used DAS to access WebCT. For full details regarding this new amendment and all applicable conditions, please see the NCS DAS policy page. For questions regarding these changes, please contact ICS Customer Support (online) or by phone at 514-398-3398.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2005

Minerva monthly downtime — June

10 pm Sat., June 18, 2005 to 10 am Sun., June 19, 2005.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 09 Jun 2005

WebCT unavailable Sunday, June 12, 12 am to 2 am

On Sunday, June 12, from 12 am to 2 am, there will be a scheduled hardware upgrade to the WebCT Campus Edition server and therefore WebCT will be out of production for that time. The upgrade will mainly address a number of hardware performance issues that will speed up the server backup times. The upgrade will be completely transparent from a user's point of view, since the user interface will remain untouched.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 09 Jun 2005

Update: Academic Laptop Program 2005-2006

We are pleased to announce the 2005-2006 Academic Laptop Program.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 08 Jun 2005

Exchange server now restored

The Exchange server, which was unavailable for approximately 15 minutes this morning, has now been restored.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 03 Jun 2005

Exchange server temporarily unavailable

The Exchange server is unavailable at this time. We will post more information when it becomes available.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 03 Jun 2005

New contact to report Gateway hardware problems

For owners of Gateway computers, the contact information as posted on the computer's asset tag has changed.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2005

Virus alert -- MyTob.CU worm

Please be aware of a new virus, MyTob.CU worm, spreading through email with a subject "Your Email Account is Suspended For Security Reasons" or "Account Alert." Do not open any attachment.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 02 Jun 2005

SMTP server security policy implementation

Please be advised that NCS will begin implementation on June 6 of the recently adopted policies regarding the reduction of spam originating from McGill's network. Access control lists will be implemented at the network perimeter to prevent SMTP traffic from the DAS, wireless, VPN and residence VLANS reaching the Internet directly. Machines on these networks should have mail client programs configured to relay via mailhost.mcgill.ca. It may however change the nature of the error message received from 'relaying denied' to 'connection timed out.' Those most likely to be affected are mobile PC and VPN users who switch between our network and a high-speed provider. Most of those users are already familiar with the situation in that Videotron and Sympatico have blocked outgoing port 25 for the last few years. For email client configuration information for supported client programs click on 'More information.'

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Published on : 01 Jun 2005

E-mail For Life (ELF) unavailability

Please note that E-mail For Life (ELF) will be unavailable on Thursday, June 2, 2005 from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm, due to a maintenance procedure. Incoming mail for ELF users will be queued and delivered when service is restored.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 01 Jun 2005