In the afternoon of Friday, March 23, McGill switched its search engine to the Google Search Appliance, meaning faster, more accurate results, presented with that familiar Google look and feel. Enjoy!
Network and Communications Services (NCS) will be upgrading LISTSERV from version 14.4 to 14.5 on Friday, August 18. This newer version will provide list subscribers with new security features that will protect the contents of their email during transit. During this upgrade, LISTSERV availability will be intermittent between 10h00 and 17h00. Email posted to lists during this period will be temporarily held and distributed upon completion of the upgrade. NCS apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
The W32.Blackmal worm series, a mass-mailing worm that propagates both by email and network shares, is the latest security threat to McGill email.
As part of the overall university initiative to phase out NetWare file and print services, all services currently provided by WORF (public domain NetWare server) will be migrated to a Windows environment or eliminated no later than Friday, January 14, 2005.
myMcGill portal is back online. Further messages will follow.
From approximately 2:30 p.m. until 3:40 p.m. this afternoon, we experienced file server problems. Access to files on the network, the Internet, email, etc. was affected. Access is slowly getting back to normal.
Users may experience errors this afternoon when logging in to Minerva. You may see an error screen or information that suggests you are not authorized to access the system. We are investigating the occurrence of these errors and ask that users be patient. Updates to follow.
If you are using Internet Explorer to access the Minerva login screen, the Course Catalog, or Class Schedule, you may need to temporarily right-click on the key icon and select Open Link from the pop-up menu that appears. To link to INB from Banner for administrative staff (INB), you should also right-click to open the link.
The University is currently experiencing a campus-wide email distribution problem. Some users may experience a slowdown of mail delivery. We are working on resolving this problem and will inform you as information becomes available.
There is currently a telephone problem at MAC campus -- no one can make or receive calls. Representatives from Network and Communications Services (NCS) are looking into the issue. Check this site for updates.