January 2010 Archives
January 12, 2010
Firefox on the standard ms workstations has been upgraded from 3.5.4 to 3.5.7; you will see upgrade and default browser notices the next time you start Firefox.
January 8, 2010
We've discovered a bug in our SpamAssassin configuration - quite a wide-spread one, we've since found out - which resulted in email dated 2010 receiving an elevated spaminess score. This has been corrected. Only a very few messages on mathserv were actually affected by the problem and I will notify the intended recipients on Monday.
We're seeing a spate of malware spam with subjects like "A new settings file" or "The settings for the firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox were changed" (a good portion are making it past the spam filter). This messages should be deleted and ignored.
Remember that any real message from one of the sysadmins asking you to do something about your account will always be signed with the name of particular person, not a generic "sysadmin team" tag.
January 7, 2010
UTS announced that mail sent to @mcmaster.ca addresses yesterday morning between 8:00 and 10:00 may not have been delivered. Mail sent to directly to @math.mcmaster.ca addresses were not affected. Mail redirected to @math.mcmaster.ca from @mcmaster.ca may well have been affected.
Here is the original UTS announcement ...
January 6, 2010
Some people have found that they cannot ssh to redpine (used for SAS). The solution is to login to mathserv and reset your password with the command passwd (you may re-enter your current password).