ETC Events and Alerts
May 3, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Turnitin has a scheduled maintenance window on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The service may be unavailable for brief periods of time during this window.
Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates to occur either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.
Files uploaded to ICON drop boxes that use the Turnitin integration while Turnitin is unavailable will be queued and processed after the Turnitin service is back online.
April 14, 2014 - 11:00am
NoMachine was removed from lab computers on 4/10/14 because of the OpenSSL exploit. Use FastX for the same functionality.
April 11, 2014 - 4:30pm
Now that the OpenSSL exploit has been discovered and you may be changing passwords in many places, consider using a password manager for that task. Here are 4 recommended by the ECS sysadmins. All products have products for several platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux).
April 11, 2014 - 4:00pm
Following on the IT Security Office email about IT security advisory: password change recommendations, ECS recommends that you change your engineering account password using password.engineering.uiowa.edu or change your password from your local machine.
April 15, 2014 - 7:00am to 8:00am
ITS has scheduled a maintenance window for ICON on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Patches will be applied to the web servers that deliver ICON’s front page during this maintenance window.
Users will still be able to log in and access their courses during this scheduled maintenance, but there will be brief periods of time (~5 minutes) during this maintenance window when the ICON Dashboard and ICON Documentation are not available.
April 9, 2014 - 9:00am
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
April 7, 2014 - 6:00am to April 8, 2014 - 7:00am
On Tuesday, April 8th, ITS has planned a scheduled maintenance window between 6 – 7 a.m. for the UI Wiki (wiki.uiowa.edu). This window is necessary for routine updates to the server and software. While it’s unlikely we will need the full hour, we reserve this block as a precaution.
April 1, 2014 - 7:30am to 8:00am
ITS will upgrade the MATLAB license server on Tuesday, 1 April. There will be a 15-20 minute outage between 7:30-10:30am that day.
April 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Turnitin has a scheduled maintenance window on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The service may be unavailable for brief periods of time during this window.
March 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
Because of an immediate need to patch the college web server, that server will be down for maintenance from Friday, 3/21, 11pm- Saturday, 3/22 1am.