Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday March 1, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the web, share, ptr, and blog/wiki servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, March 1, 2017 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm). Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software. We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems. Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate). We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

We will also be moving some network switches to a UPS (in order to handle minor power outages) so some departmental servers (such as the mail server) will temporarily not be reachable during this update time.

Latest version (R2016b) of matlab has been installed on sphere

The latest version (R2016b) of matlab has been installed on sphere.  We have the following toolboxes: Simulink, Bioinformatics, Control, Curve_Fitting, Signal_Blocks, Data_Acq, Image, Instr_Control, Optimization, Distrib_Computing, Signal, SimMechanics, Simscape, Simulink_Control_Design, Stateflow, Statistics, Symbolic, Econometrics, Financial, and PDE.  The Econometrics and Financial toolboxes are older, and there is only one license for the PDE toolbox so please do not hold onto that toolbox unless necessary.

lw2 printer can now print in duplex again

After much back-and-forth with Xerox we were finally shipped the correct replacement part this morning and now the lw2 printer can print in duplex once again.

Update: lw2 printer only prints one-sided (no duplex)

As of this afternoon (on Friday) we were told that the part will arrive on Monday.

lw2 printer only prints one-sided (no duplex)

The Exit Unit on the lw2 printer has broken and that printer can only do one-sided printing (no duplex/two-sided printing).  A replacement for this part was supposed to have arrived this morning, but after calling about this we were told that they were unable to ship it yesterday and that it should arrive tomorrow (Friday).

short mail server update at 4:15pm on Wednesday January 25, 2017

The departmental mail server will have software updates applied starting at 4:15pm today (Wednesday, January 25, 2017) which will require rebooting.  Since some updates will be applied while the mail server is still up there may be some temporary issues with some software and connectivity.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing the mail server down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate). We expect the mail system to be back up by 4:30pm.

Server updates on 2017jan11 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates today.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday January 11, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the web, share, ptr, and blog/wiki servers will have software updates applied tomorrow Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 2017 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm). Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software. We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems. Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate). We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

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Serious security incident involving the OneClass Easy Invite Chrome Extension

Do not install the Chrome browser plugin called ‘OneClass Easy Invite’.  It can capture usernames and passwords.

Please see the UofT Portal (https://portal.utoronto.ca/) or http://systemstatus.utoronto.ca for more information.

Please see http://uoft.me/cyberaware for information about UofT’s “Information Security Is Everyone’s Responsibility” campaign.

Phishing email with Subject line “Department of Mathematics Activities”

Spammers are trying to phish Departmental usernames and passwords with emails with Subject lines:

Department of Mathematics Activities

The body of the message is:

We just concluded all University of Toronto Department of Mathematics Webmail account upgrade,follow the link below to confirm if your account is active and  upgraded.
http://webadmndesk3.wixsite.com/math-uh-edu-upgrad

Please delete this spam.