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Data and phone service to DARs office on Peel Street cut

Please be advised that a fibre optic cable was damaged due to a fire in a city utility tunnel in downtown Montreal, cutting phone, fax and email communications with our DAR colleagues located on Peel Street. We have been advised that data service will not be restored prior to Thursday morning, and phone service prior to Thursday afternoon (May 5), at the earliest. Emergency calls should be directed to 514-247-6544.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 04 May 2005

Banner/ Minerva update errors are temporary

Some errors may occur when performing certain updates on Banner/Minerva this morning. We are currently working on the solution. Your patience is appreciated.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 25 Apr 2005

Minerva monthly downtime - April

10 pm Sat., April 23, 2005 to 10 am Sun., April 24, 2005.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 18 Apr 2005

Banner/Minerva slower than usual

Due to the opening of Fall registration for returning students, Banner/Minerva is slower than usual. Service should return to normal later this morning.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 31 Mar 2005

VPN subnet restricted on the anti-spam gateway

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: 132.216.227.0/24. All machines on the McGill network should be sending mail through mailhost.mcgill.ca as their smtp server.

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Published on : 23 Mar 2005

Update to earlier email delivery problems

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 23 Mar 2005

Upgrade to Minerva hardware requires system-wide shutdown on Friday, March 25

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 21 Mar 2005

Staff email (EXCHANGE) unavailability 19MAR05

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.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
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Published on : 18 Mar 2005

File and Printer server in Faculty of Management now working

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.

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

File and Printer server down in the Faculty of Management

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.

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

Minerva downtime - March

10 pm Sat., March 19, 2005 to 10 am Sun., March 20, 2005.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 11 Mar 2005

Resetting of Minerva PINs for faculty and staff

The following message is intended for all McGill faculty and staff.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 24 Feb 2005

Notice of change to Banner Proxy server

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.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2005

Update to Minerva downtime - February

10 pm Sat., February 19, 2005 to noon Sun., February 20, 2005.

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

Mydoom mass mailing worm affecting McGill email system

The W32.Mydoom.AX@mm worm is spreading through the McGill email system.

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