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News and Updates

07.01.2015 - ONID Maintenance Saturday July 4th 8:00am - noon

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday July 4th from 8:00am to noon:

  • MyONID website (ONID Password changes, ONID Sign-Up)
  • ONID-FS (Windows and Mac access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Personal web pages (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username)

We will be applying patches to the ONID-FS server.

06.12.2015 - ONID Outage Friday June 12 1:30am - 10:30am

There was a partial outage for ONID Personal web pages (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username) on June 12th from 1:30am to 10:30am. The root filesystem filled up on one of the two servers behind this service. This was caused by temporary files in the /tmp directory. We are now cleaning out /tmp every night, and we will move /tmp to a separate partition soon to prevent this problem from happening again.

05.19.2015 - ONID Maintenance Saturday May 23rd 8:00am - 9:00am

The legacy ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday May 23rd from 8:00am to 9:00am. We will be applying patches to the OS. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

04.15.2015 - ONID Outage April 14 10:30pm - April 15 2:00pm

There was a partial outage for ONID Personal web pages (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username) from April 14th at 10:30pm to April 15th at 2:00pm. One of the two servers behind this service was unable to read ONID home directories after it was rebooted on April 14th at 10:30pm. We have changed the way ONID home directories are mounted to an "automount", which will automatically retry if the mount is lost or unavailable.

03.24.2015 - ONID Maintenance Saturday March 28th 8:00am - 9:00am

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 9:00am. We will be upgrading the operating system to Debian Linux v7.

02.23.2015 - ONID Maintenance Monday February 23rd 11:00pm - 11:15pm

The ONID-FS Windows file service will be unavailable Monday February 23rd from 11:00pm to 11:15pm. The Samba service will be patched to fix a security vulnerability.

02.20.2015 - ONID Maintenance Saturday February 21st 8:00am - 8:30am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday February 21st from 8:00am to 8:30am:

  • ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
  • MyONID website (ONID Password changes, ONID Sign-Up)
  • ONID SSO (the old SSO system, not CAS)
  • Cacti graphs (http://cacti.onid.oregonstate.edu)

An internal MySQL database server will be upgraded. These services will be unavailable while the MySQL upgrade is happening.

01.10.2015 - ONID Shell Server Outage Saturday January 10th 9:45am - 10:15am

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) was not accepting new SSH connections between 9:45am and 10:15am on Saturday January 10th. The outage was caused by an error while adding new network ranges to the block list. The block list is used to prevent connections from malicious network addresses that are trying to guess passwords for ONID users.

12.15.2014 - ONID Outage Monday December 15th 11:20am - noon

An internal MySQL database server hung, causing the following ONID services to be unavailable from 11:20am to noon:

  • ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
  • MyONID website (ONID Password changes, ONID Sign-Up)
  • ONID SSO (the old SSO system, not CAS)
  • Cacti graphs (http://cacti.onid.oregonstate.edu)

The root cause is still under investigation.

10.19.2014 - ONID services outage Sunday October 19th 8:06am - 8:31am

The following ONID services were unavailable Sunday October 19th from 8:06am to 8:31am:

  • ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
  • MyONID website (ONID Password changes, ONID Sign-Up)
  • ONID SSO (the old SSO system, not CAS)
  • Cacti graphs (http://cacti.onid.oregonstate.edu)

An internal MySQL database service was restarted to fix an apparent memory leak, and the restart took much longer than anticipated. Unfortunately, some memory was not recovered so the server must be rebooted. The reboot will be scheduled for a future date.

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