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Because of multiple virus infected and/or compromised machines connecting on McGill's VPN, and sending viruses and spam through the anti-spam gateway, access to port 25 has been blocked from the following subnet to the mx.mcgill.ca gateway: 184.108.40.206/24. All machines on the McGill network should be sending mail through mailhost.mcgill.ca as their smtp server.
Virus infected machines affected our email servers yesterday, causing an overload and delay in email delivery. If you were expecting some important email, and you have not received it yet, please contact the person to have them send it to you again.
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.
Minerva and all related Banner administrative systems, including the Banner data warehouse, will be unavailable from 6:45 am to 1 pm on Friday, March 25.
Please note that staff email on EXCHANGE will be unavailable on Saturday, March 19, 2005 (tomorrow) from 06h00 to 07h00, due to a maintenance procedure. Incoming mail for EXCHANGE users will be queued and delivered when service is restored.
Please note that ICS Self Service, HEAT and the McGill University Central Software Distribution Site (ELMS e-academy) will be unavailable on Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 09h00 to 14h00, due to a system upgrade.
The File and Printer server in the Faculty of Management that was down earlier today is working now. Users who are still having problems printing should log out and back on to the server.
The File and Printer server in the Faculty of Management is currently down. Users cannot access their files on the I: drive and cannot print. We will update you as more information becomes available.
10 pm Sat., March 19, 2005 to 10 am Sun., March 20, 2005.
Janine Schmidt made a name for herself as an inventive and forward-looking librarian at the University of Queensland. Now she's the new Trenholme Director of Libraries at McGill, and she's ready for the challenge.
McGill's Post-Graduate Students' Society has introduced a new online voting system, with an assist from Tony Masi.
Joining the panel of experts at the 10th Dubtech Summit held in the United Arab Emirates on February 8 and 9, 2005, McGill University's James Archibald underlined Canada's strategies and approaches in shaping the information society.
The following message is intended for all McGill faculty and staff.
SYTACom will serve as an intellectual watering hole, drawing together and nourishing researchers working on advanced systems and technologies in communications. The new infrastructure will pool knowledge and build networks.
NCS IST Security will OPEN restrictions currently set on the Banner Proxy Server (Windows) on Tuesday, February 22, at 08h30. The change is being performed to resolve an intermittent slow connectivity problem that is being experienced by some NetWare clients who use Banner. Although we do not anticipate any problems as a result of the change, ICS Customer Support has been notified and are prepared to report any abnormalities to NCS.