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ONID - OSU Network ID

News and Updates Archive:

06.13.2016 - ONID Maintenance Saturday June 18th 8:00am - 1:00pm

The ONID-FS server will be replaced on Saturday June 18th between 8am and 1pm. ONID home directories will be unavailable, except for read-only access from the ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) and ONID personal web pages (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username). Personal web pages that require write access will be broken.

It will not be possible to sign up for an ONID account during this time.

05.11.2016 - ONID Maintenance Saturday May 14th 8:00am - 8:30am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday May 14th from 8:00am to 8:30am. Each service will have a short outage within this window of time.

  • Legacy ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Web Database (MySQL database)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)

We will be applying patches to the servers. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

04.06.2016 - ONID Web Database Outage April 5th 3:25pm - April 6th 1:15pm

Due to a network routing change, the ONID Web Database was unavailable between April 5th 3:25pm and April 6th 1:15pm. Only connections from ONID Personal web pages (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username) and from the PHPMyAdmin management service (https://secure.oregonstate.edu/oniddb/) were affected.

03.09.2016 - ONID Maintenance Saturday March 12th 8:00am - 8:30am

The ONID-FS Windows file service will be unavailable Saturday March 12th from 8:00am to 8:30am. The Samba service will be upgraded to fix a security vulnerability.

01.28.2016 - ONID Maintenance Saturday January 30rd 8:00am - 9:00am

The ONID Web Database (MySQL database) will be unavailable Saturday January 30rd from 8:00am to 9:00am. We will be migrating to a new server running Debian Linux v8. As part of this upgrade, the MySQL version will change from v5.1.73 to v5.5.47.

01.20.2016 - ONID Maintenance Saturday January 23rd 8:00am - 9:00am

The ONID Web Database (MySQL database) will be unavailable Saturday January 23rd from 8:00am to 9:00am. We will be upgrading the operating system to Debian Linux v7. As part of this upgrade, the MySQL version will change from v5.1.73 to v5.5.46.

This upgrade was unsuccessful and was rolled back. We will attempt the upgrade again soon.

01.13.2016 - ONID Maintenance Saturday January 16th 8:00am - 10:00am

The legacy ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday January 16th from 8:00am to 10:00am. We will be upgrading the operating system to Debian Linux v7. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

01.06.2016 - ONID Maintenance Saturday Jan 9th 8:00am - 8:30am

The ONID-FS Windows file service will be unavailable Saturday January 9th from 8:00am to 8:30am. The Samba service will be upgraded.

12.29.2015 - ONID Maintenance Friday Jan 1st 8:00am - 11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on multiple ONID services Friday Jan 1st. Services will be unavailable according to the schedule below:

8:00am - 8:15am

  • MyONID website (ONID Password changes, ONID Sign-Up)
  • ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
  • *OLD* ONID SSO (not CAS)

8:15am - 8:30am

  • ONID Web Database (MySQL database)

8:30am - 11:00am

  • 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 servers.

09.11.2015 - ONID Primary Email Address Change

Beginning Saturday September 12th at 8am, ONID Google logins will change from username@onid.oregonstate.edu to username@oregonstate.edu. If you send email using your ONID Google account, your Send As email address will also change from username@onid.oregonstate.edu to username@oregonstate.edu.

Your Office 365 logon email address will change from username@onid.oregonstate.edu to username@oregonstate.edu.

Your From: address in the old ONID Webmail service (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu) will change from username@onid.orst.edu to username@oregonstate.edu.

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.

09.11.2014 - ONID Maintenance Sunday September 14th 8:00am - 9:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Sunday September 14th from 8:00am to 9:00am:

  • 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.

08.12.2014 - ONID Outage Tuesday August 12th 5:45am - 9:00am

Due to a network switch failure, the following ONID services were unavailable from 5:45am to 9:00am:

  • ONID-FS (Windows and Mac access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)

08.06.2014 - ONID Maintenance Saturday August 9th 8:00am - 11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday August 9th from 8:00am to 11:00am:

  • 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.

07.11.2014 - ONID Maintenance Saturday July 12th 8:00am - 9:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday July 12th from 8:00am to 9:00am:

  • 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.

05.14.2014 - ONID Shell Server Maintenance Wednesday May 14th 10:00pm - 10:15pm

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Wednesday May 14th from 10:00pm to 10:15pm for a software upgrade.

04.25.2014 - ONID Shell Server Maintenance Saturday April 26th 8:00am - 8:30am

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday April 25th from 8:00am to 8:30am for a software upgrade.

12.11.2013 - ONID-FS Windows Share Maintenance Saturday December 14th 8:00am - 8:30am

The ONID-FS Windows share, which provides access to ONID home directories for Windows clients, will be unavailable Saturday December 14th from 8:00am to 8:30am for a software upgrade.

11.19.2013 - ONID Shell Server Maintenance Saturday November 23rd 8:00am - 8:30am

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday November 23rd from 8:00am to 8:30am for a software upgrade.

11.18.2013 - ONID Account Management outage 1:08pm - 2:15pm

Various ONID account management activities, such as changing ONID passwords and signing up for ONID accounts, were failing from 1:08pm to 2:15pm today with an error message "Object class violation". This was due to some internal changes in the LDAP service. After the problem was identified, we were able to re-enter the missing configuration information.

08.19.2013 - ONID-FS Windows share outage 8:52am - 9:50am

The ONID-FS Windows share, which provides access to ONID home directories for Windows clients, was unavailable from 8:52am to 9:50am today. The system was unable to resolve usernames during this time because the name service cache daemon stopped running.

02.05.2013 - ONID Maintenance Saturday February 9th 5:30am - 6:00am

OSU Network Engineering will be performing maintenance on OSU's core network Saturday February 9th. This will cause all ONID services to be unavailable from 5:30am to 6:00am. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

12.12.2012 - ONID Maintenance Saturday December 15th 9:00am - 11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday December 15th from 9:00am to 11:00am:

  • ONID Email (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID-FS (Windows and Mac access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
  • MyONID website (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID SSO (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu/login)

These services will be unavailable at various points during this time. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

09.06.2012 - ONID Email Maintenance Sunday September 9th 8:00am - 10:00am

The ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Sunday September 9th from 8am to 10am. We will be applying patches to the OS and email software. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

08.24.2012 - Important ONID System Changes

The ONID system is being updated to simplify how you manage your ONID password. We ask that you take action on the first item now, then take action on the second item as of September 12th.

First, we have made a Password Reset improvement that is effective immediately. If you forget your ONID password, you can have the system send you an authentication code to either your cell phone number (as an SMS text message) or to a non-ONID email address. This is similar to how banks and webmail providers help you reset a forgotten password, and this change makes your password more secure.

Please Login to ONID right now and provide your alternate contact information. Doing this before the start of the Fall term will ensure that you can always reset your ONID password, even if you've forgotten it in the middle of the night.

Second, as of September 12th, you will be able to use one single password for both ONID and GAP. After September 12th, when you change your ONID password, your GAP will automatically be changed to match your ONID password.

Your passwords will not be synchronized until you change your ONID password and you will not have to update your ONID password immediately. For example, if you are not due to change your ONID password until January 1st, you will not need to take action before that date and you can keep using your current ONID password in the meantime. However, we encourage people to update your ONID password sooner rather than later, so that you only have to remember one password for your ONID and your GAP. (We will send a reminder email to all ONID accounts after the 12th about this change.)

The Helpdocs website will be updated after September 12th with new instructions for managing your ONID account. For example, if you forget your ONID password and can't remember how to reset your ONID password, you will be able to go to the Helpdocs website for instructions. Please consider bookmarking this website for future reference.

If you need help with this change, please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

08.22.2012 - ONID-FS Maintenance Saturday August 25th 8:00 - 8:30am

The ONID-FS Windows share will be unavailable Saturday August 25th 8:00 - 8:30am. ONID-FS will be upgraded to the latest version of Samba (v3.6.7).

06.21.2012 - ONID Maintenance Saturday June 23rd 8:00am - 8:30am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday June 23rd from 8:00am to 8:30am:

  • 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)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Webmail
  • MyONID website (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID SSO (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu/login)

These services will be unavailable during this time.

06.16.2012 - ONID Maintenance Saturday June 16th 8:00am - noon

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday June 16th from 8:00am to noon:

  • 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)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu)

These services will be unavailable during this time.

03.09.2012 - ONID Maintenance Saturday March 10th 9:00am - 9:30am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday March 10th 9:00am - 9:30am:

  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Webmail
  • MyONID website (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID SSO (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu/login)

These services will be unavailable during this time.

12.06.2011 - ONID Email Maintenance Saturday December 10th 9:00am - 10:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) Saturday December 10th from 9am to 10am. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

11.01.2011 - ONID Maintenance Tuesday November 8th 9:00pm - 10:00pm

The ONID Web Database (MySQL) server, oniddb.cws.oregonstate.edu, will be unavailable Tuesday November 8th from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. ONID personal web sites (http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username) and Engineering personal web sites (http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~username) which use the ONID Web Database server may display errors or be unusable.

We will be upgrading from MySQL version 4.1 to MySQL version 5.1.

10.26.2011 - ONID Maintenance Saturday October 29th 8:00am - noon

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday October 29th from 8:00am to noon:

  • 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)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu)

These services will be unavailable during this time.

10.24.2011 - ONID-FS AFP Maintenance Monday October 24th 9:00pm - 9:15pm

Access to ONID-FS via AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) will be unavailable Monday October 24th (tonight) from 9:00pm to 9:15pm. The AFP software on ONID-FS will be upgraded to fix a bug when creating new folders. Access to ONID-FS via Windows file sharing and SFTP will be unaffected.

10.05.2011 - ONID Shell Server Maintenance Sunday October 9th 9:00am - 9:30am

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Sunday October 9th from 9:00am to 9:30am for a software upgrade.

07.08.2011 - ONID Maintenance Saturday July 9th 8:30am - 9:00am

Access to ONID-FS via AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) will be unavailable Saturday July 9th from 8:30am to 9:00am. The AFP software on ONID-FS will be upgraded to support Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Access to ONID-FS via Windows file sharing and SFTP will be unaffected.

03.23.2011 - ONID Maintenance Saturday March 26th 9:00am - 11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday March 26th from 9:00am to 11:00am:

  • ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Webmail
  • ONID SSO (Single Sign-On)
  • ONID account Sign-Up and password changes

Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

02.16.2011 - ONID Shell Server Maintenance Saturday February 19th 9:00am - 9:30am

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday February 19th from 9:00am to 9:30am. During this time it will be upgraded with new hardware and software.

12.30.2010 - ONID Outage Saturday January 1st 10:00pm - 10:30pm

All ONID services, except LDAP and Active Directory, may be unavailable from January 1st at 10:00pm to 10:30pm. Network Services will be upgrading the software on the network switch in Milne Computer Center. The actual outage will be only 1-2 minutes unless there are complications.

12.14.2010 - ONID Outage Saturday December 18th 10:00pm - 2:00am

All ONID services, except LDAP and Active Directory, may be unavailable from December 18th at 10pm to December 19th at 2am. Network Services will be upgrading the network in Milne Computer Center by adding a redundant connection. The outage should be minimal unless problems occur.

12.10.2010 - ONID Maintenance Saturday December 11th 8:00am - 8:30am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday December 11th from 8:00am to 8:30am:

  • ONID Webmail
  • ONID SSO (Single Sign-On)

Any website which uses ONID SSO will also be unavailable.

11.24.2010 - ONID Outage Wednesday November 24th 5:00am - 10:30am

All ONID services, except LDAP and Active Directory, were unavailable from 5:00am to 10:30am due to a fire in the steam tunnels. The fire severed Milne Computer Center's network link to the rest of campus.

11.19.2010 - ONID Outage Wednesday November 24th 10:00pm - November 25th 1:00am

All ONID services will be unavailable from November 24th at 10pm to November 25th at 1am. The entire network in Milne Computer Center will be disconnected from the rest of campus while Network Services moves a fiber connection.

Cancelled due to network outage caused by steam tunnel fire.

11.01.2010 - ONID Maintenance Saturday November 6th 8:00am - 10:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) Saturday November 6th from 8am to 10am. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

09.21.2010 - ONID Maintenance Wednesday September 22nd 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Maintenance will be performed on the ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) Wednesday September 22nd from 5pm to 6pm. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

09.01.2010 - ONID Email Quotas Increased

ONID email quotas have been increased from 200MB to 500MB.

08.31.2010 - ONID Maintenance Saturday September 4th 8:00am - 8:15am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday September 4th from 8:00am to 8:15am:

  • 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)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu)

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

08.03.2010 - ONID Maintenance Saturday August 14th 8:00am - 11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday August 14th from 8:00am to 11:00am:

  • 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)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu)

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

07.22.2010 - ONID Outage July 22nd 4:30pm - July 23rd 12:30pm

We are experiencing problems with the SAN again. This page will be updated as more information is available.

UPDATE: The SAN has been repaired. The ONID email server will be up after a file system check is complete. Saturday's scheduled maintenance has been cancelled.

UPDATE 2: The file system check should be complete by 11am.

UPDATE 3: ONID email is now available.

07.21.2010 - ONID Outage July 21st 2:30am - 4:30pm

The ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) is currently offline due to a SAN failure. We are working with the vendor to get it repaired.

UPDATE: Service was restored at 4:30pm.

06.11.2010 - ONID Maintenance Saturday June 19th 8:00am-2:00pm

The ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday June 19th from 8:00am to noon. We will be performing upgrades to the SAN during this time.

Note: Maintenance has been extended to 2pm.

11.25.2009 - Network Maintenance Saturday November 28th 10:00pm

All ONID services will be unavailable from Saturday November 28th at 10:00pm to Sunday November 29th at 2:00am. Network Engineering will be upgrading OSU's core network during this time. See their outage notice for more information.

09.24.2009 - ONID Maintenance Saturday September 26th 8:00am-8:15am

The ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday September 26th from 8:00am to 8:15am. We will be applying an update to fix a security vulnerability. Incoming email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

09.04.2009 - Announcing people.oregonstate.edu

What is changing? ONID personal web sites, previously available at http://oregonstate.edu/~username, will be moving to their own web site at http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username on September 14th.

Why the change? The people.oregonstate.edu web site was established to clearly delineate personal web sites from other OSU related web sites and to enhance personal web sites. These changes allow for possible future enhancements, such as an opt-in directory listing of personal web sites. In addition this prevents personal web sites that contain malware from causing the entire oregonstate.edu domain to be marked as a malware site.

What do you need to do? Update any information that references your previous page by replacing http://oregonstate.edu/~username with http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username. We will automatically redirect requests from the old web site to the new web site.

We do not expect these changes to impact your current site. In the event that your site is no longer functional, please first check your site for places where you will need to specify people.oregonstate.edu and update your configuration. If your site is still not functioning, please open a help ticket and select "Systems" as the General Subject. If you have hardcoded oregonstate.edu/~username or oregonstate.edu in configuration files or links, you will want to change this to people.oregonstate.edu.

09.04.2009 - ONID FTP Service Retirement September 18th

On September 18th, we will be turning off the ONID FTP service (ftp.onid.orst.edu) as part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate insecure authentication of ONID accounts (cleartext passwords on the network).

We will be sending email notification to anyone still using ONID FTP. Our recommendation is to switch to an SSH-based secure file copy program such as WinSCP or Cyberduck. Please read our instructions for help downloading and using these programs.

08.21.2009 - ONID Maintenance Saturday August 22nd 12:01am - 12:15am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday August 22nd from 12:01am to 12:15am:

  • ONID account creation
  • ONID password changes
  • ONID SSO authentication

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

08.12.2009 - ONID Maintenance Saturday August 15th 8:00am-8:30am

The ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday August 15th from 8:00am to 8:30am. We will be applying updates and requiring SSL or TLS encryption on all connections. Incoming email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.

08.05.2009 - Milne Data Center Outage Wednesday August 5th 9:00pm-11:00pm

Due to critical network switch maintenance in the Milne Data Center, all ONID services will be intermittently unavailable from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. This outage cannot be postponed to a later time.

Update: The switch maintenance was performed with no outage.

07.10.2009 - ONID IMAP server changes

Beginning on August 15, 2009, all connections to the ONID IMAP email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) must use SSL or TLS encryption. The server will no longer allow un-encrypted connections. You will need to turn on SSL or TLS encryption in your email client. You may make this change anytime before August 15, 2009.

For help configuring your email client to use SSL or TLS, please read the Configuring Email Clients documentation.

06.30.2009 - ONID Maintenance Saturday July 4th 8:00am-11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday July 4th from 8:00am to 11:00am:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal web pages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

05.08.2009 - ONID File Storage Increased

ONID disk quotas have been increased from 1GB to 2GB per person. The disk quota is applied to all files stored in your ONID home directory and your ONID website (public_html).

04.29.2009 - ONID Maintenance Saturday May 2nd 8:00am-8:30am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday May 2nd from 8:00am to 8:30am:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal web pages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

04.20.2009 - ONID Maintenance Saturday April 25th 8:00am-9:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday April 25th from 8:00am to 9:00am:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal web pages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

04.06.2009 - Announcing ONID Password Expiration

To increase the security of ONID accounts, we will begin implementing password expiration on all ONID accounts this month. All ONID users will be required to change their ONID password once a year.

  • One month before your ONID password expires, you will receive a warning email.
  • One week before your ONID password expires, you will receive daily warning emails.

If you allow your ONID password to expire, you will not be able to use your ONID account until you set a new password.

03.25.2009 - ONID Maintenance Saturday March 28th 8:00am-9:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 9:00am:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal web pages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

02.11.2009 - Blogging available to all ONID users

blogs.oregonstate.edu is now live. It is a WordPressMU blogging service provided free of charge to all OSU students, student groups, faculty, staff, and departments, and is brought to you by the folks at Central Web Services (CWS). Get your own blog at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu.

12.16.2008 - ONID Email Maintenance Saturday December 20th 9:00am - noon

The ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable from 9:00am to noon on Saturday December 20th. The email server software will be upgraded. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

11.12.2008 - ONID Shell Server Maintenance Friday November 14th 11:30pm - midnight

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Friday November 14th from 11:30pm to midnight. During this time it will be upgraded with new hardware and software.

10.29.2008 - Webmail Maintenance Friday October 31st 11:30pm - midnight

Webmail will be unavailable Friday October 31st from 11:30pm to midnight. During this time we will be performing maintenance on the network switch / load balancer which is used by Webmail and the OSU homepage.

10.15.2008 - Network Outage Affecting ONID

From 6:22pm to 8:10pm there was a network outage that partially affected ONID. Please see the outages notice for more information.

09.22.2008 - WARNING: Phishing Emails

In the last month, OSU email accounts have been the target of a coordinated phishing attack. Most of you have probably already received an email pretending to be from ONID or OSU computer support. These emails ask for your username or email address and your password.

NEVER GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE

OSU computer support personnel will never ask for your password.

Tips to avoid becoming a victim of a Phishing attack

08.27.2008 - ONID Maintenance Monday September 1st 9:00am - 10:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Monday September 1st from 9:00am to 10:00am:

  • ONID account creation
  • ONID password changes
  • ONID SSO authentication

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

08.27.2008 - ONID Maintenance Sunday August 31st 8:00am - 11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Sunday August 31st from 8:00am to 11:00am:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal web pages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable.

05.02.2008 - WARNING: Phishing Emails

In the last month, OSU email accounts have been the target of a coordinated phishing attack. Most of you have probably already received an email pretending to be from ONID or OSU computer support. These emails ask for your username or email address and your password.

NEVER GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE

OSU computer support personnel will never ask for your password.

03.19.2008 - Milne Data Center Outage Saturday April 5th 12:01am - 8:00am

All network connections to the Milne Data Center will be down Saturday April 5th from 12:01am to 8:00am. During this time, all servers and equipment in Milne will not be accessible from the network. The main network switch in Milne will be upgraded from a Cisco 6509 to a Cisco 6513.

All ONID services will be unavailable during this time.

02.18.2008 - ONID Mail Maintenance Saturday February 23rd 08:00am - 08:30am

The ONID mail server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable from 8:00am to 8:30am on Saturday February 23rd. The mail server software will be upgraded to the latest version of Cyrus IMAPD. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

02.11.2008 - ONID Shell Server Downtime Monday February 11th 00:45am - 01:10am

The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) was down from 00:45am to 01:10am today to upgrade the operating system and apply a security patch for a Linux kernel vulnerability.

02.08.2008 - ONID-FS Outage Friday February 8th 11:02am - 12:52pm

The ONID-FS file server, which provides Windows, Mac, and FTP access to ONID home directories, was unable to lookup ONID usernames today between 11:02am and 12:52pm. The LDAP service died at 11:02am and was started again at 12:52pm, which resolved the problem.

12.21.2007 - Milne Data Center Outage Saturday December 29th 12:01am - 4:00am

All network connections to the Milne Data Center will be down Saturday December 29th from 12:01am to 4:00am. During this time, all servers and equipment in Milne will not be accessible from the network. Maintenance will be performed on the fiber uplinks from Milne to the core network.

All ONID services will be unavailable during this time.

12.06.2007 - ONID Maintenance Saturday December 15th 8:00am - noon

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday December 15th from 8:00am to noon:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID mail server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal web pages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

11.08.2007 - ONID Mail Outage 6:00pm to 8:05pm

The ONID mail server, imap.onid.oregonstate.edu, experienced an outage from 6:00pm to 8:05pm today. All email sent to ONID accounts during that time was queued and delivered after the outage.

The cause of this outage was a disk failure on the SAN. The disk was part of a RAID group with a hot spare and successfully rebuilt using the hot spare. However, one of the ONID mail servers saw errors from the Fiber Channel driver at the time of the failure and did not recover. After the problem was discovered, the server was rebooted and successfully reconnected to the SAN.

10.04.2007 - New Mail Filtering Option Available

It is now possible to have old email automatically deleted from your ONID junk-mail folder. You can specify the number of days of email to keep in your junk-mail (spam) folder and messages older than that threshold will be automatically deleted overnight. With this option enabled, you won't have to bother deleting messages from your junk-mail folder anymore.

Follow these steps to enable it:

  1. Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu
  2. Click on "Login to ONID"
  3. Login with your ONID credentials
  4. Click on "Manage Mail" from the left-hand menu
  5. Check the boxes to "Use Spam Assassin", "Discard obvious spam (messages with scores above 10)", and "Automatically delete messages older than __ days from junk-mail folder"
  6. Enter the number of days of messages to keep
  7. Click on the "Modify Spam Assassin Settings" button

09.04.2007 - Upcoming Changes to personal ONID websites

On Monday September 10th at 10:00am, ONID and Central Web Services will upgrade the servers hosting personal ONID websites (http://oregonstate.edu/~username). During the upgrade, some PHP applications may experience errors due to changes in file permissions.

After the upgrade, PHP websites will run with the full permissions of their owners. This means:

  • Users' websites can no longer access each other's files and configurations.
  • All files, including image galleries, will be included in users' ONID quotas.

On the backend, PHP will be running as a CGI executable rather than an Apache module.

08.08.2007 - ONID Maintenance Saturday August 11th 8:30am - 9:30am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday August 11th from 8:30am to 9:30am:

  • ONID mail (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)

During this time, these services will be unavailable. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

Additional memory will be added to the ONID mail servers. Memory in the ONID shell server will be replaced due to memory errors.

06.19.2007 - Webmail Upgrade Saturday June 23rd 8:00am - 8:30am

Webmail will be unavailable Saturday June 23rd from 8:00am to 8:30am. We will be upgrading to the latest version of Horde (http://www.horde.org) Webmail applications (IMP, Kronolith, Turba, Nag, and Mnemo). A few of the big changes are:

  • Added Notes (Mnemo) and Tasks (Nag) applications
  • Ability to share calendars, create additional calendars
  • External calendar client integration (Outlook, Apple iCal, Mozilla Sunbird)
  • Customizable portal screen (by default summarizes Mail, Calendar, Notes, and Tasks)
  • Additional translations (44 total languages)
  • HTML message composition with WYSIWYG editor
  • Encrypting and signing of messages (S/MIME and PGP)
  • Virtual Mail Folders

04.25.2007 - ONID Maintenance Saturday April 28th 8:00am - 8:15am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday April 28th from 8:00am to 8:15am:

  • ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Account Management (creating new ONID accounts, changing passwords, setting mail filters)
  • ONID SSO (Single Sign On for web applications)

During this time, these services will be unavailable. The ONID MySQL server for these services will be restarted to apply some performance related improvements.

04.17.2007 - ONID Maintenance Saturday April 21st 8:00am - 8:15am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday April 21st from 8:00am to 8:15am:

  • ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID Account Management (creating new ONID accounts, changing passwords, setting mail filters)
  • ONID SSO (Single Sign On for web applications)

During this time, these services will be unavailable. The ONID MySQL server for these services will be upgraded.

01.30.2007 - ONID Maintenance Saturday February 3rd 8:00am - 11:00am

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday February 3rd from 8am to 11am:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID mail (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal webpages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

Update: All maintenance was completed at 1:30pm.

01.19.2007 - ONID File and Web Server Outage

The ONID file server (onid-fs) and web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu) was down today from 1:17pm to 1:34pm. The server gave a kernel panic and rebooted itself. We are looking into the exact cause of the problem.

This affected access to the ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) and the CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu). Also, requests to http://oregonstate.edu/~username were offline, which caused some minor issues with other pages hosted at http://oregonstate.edu.

12.07.2006 - Mail Folder Size Listing

You can now view the size of each of your ONID mail folders! Simply Login to ONID and go to the "Mail Quota" page. You will see your current mail quota, as well as a list of all of your mail folders ordered by size.

11.08.2006 - ONID Mail Downtime Saturday November 11th 8:00am - 8:05am

The ONID mail server, imap.onid.oregonstate.edu, will be unavailable briefly beginning at 8:00am Saturday November 11th. Minor software updates will be applied. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

10.18.2006 - ONID Mail Downtime Saturday October 21st 8:00am - 8:05am

The ONID mail server, imap.onid.oregonstate.edu, will be unavailable briefly beginning at 8:00am Saturday October 21st. Minor software updates will be applied. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

10.05.2006 - ONID Disk Quotas Increased to 1GB

ONID disk quotas have been increased from 500MB to 1GB per user.

09.09.2006 - ONID Downtime Saturday September 9th 1:00am - 3:00am

All ONID services will be unavailable Saturday September 9th from 1:00am to 3:00am. During this time Network Engineering will be making critical network changes which will affect all ONID services. See Network Engineering's notice for more details.

08.09.2006 - ONID Maintenance Saturday August 19th 8:00am - noon

Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday August 19th from 8am to noon:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Mac, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID mail (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal webpages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

During this time, these services will be unavailable. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the maintenance.

07.25.2006 - ONID Shell Downtime Tuesday July 25th 6:30pm - 6:35pm

The ONID shell server, shell.onid.oregonstate.edu, will be rebooted Tuesday July 25th at 6:30pm to apply a kernel patch which fixes a local kernel exploit. The downtime should be less than 5 minutes.

07.12.2006 - ONID Downtime Saturday July 15th 2:00am - 4:00am

All ONID services will be unavailable Saturday July 15th from 2:00am to 4:00am. During this time Network Engineering will be making critical network changes which will affect all ONID services. See Network Engineering's notice for more details. UPDATE: This downtime has been postponed until a later date due to a family emergency.

06.29.2006 - ONID Mail Quotas Increased to 200MB

ONID mail quotas have been increased from 100MB to 200MB per user.

05.22.2006 - ONID Mail Downtime Saturday May 27th 8:00am - 8:15am

Saturday May 27th at 8am the ONID mail server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable for a short time. A configuration change will be made to the mail server in preparation for increasing mail quotas. Incoming mail will be queued and delivered afterwards.

04.19.2006 - ONID Maintenance Saturday April 22nd 8:00am - 8:15am

Saturday April 22nd at 8am the following maintenance will be performed:

Reboot ONID-FS to apply a workaround for a kernel memory leak triggered by Veritas File System on Solaris 10. ONID web pages and access to ONID home directories from FTP, Windows clients, Mac clients, shell.onid.oregonstate.edu, and access.cws.oregonstate.edu will be unavailable during this time.

Reboot the ONID mail server to install a new linux kernel to (hopefully) fix a bug in the ext3 filesystem that has caused 2 crashes recently. Inbound email will be queued and delivered after the reboot.

Reboot the ONID shell server to install a new linux kernel to fix a few local security exploits.

04.18.2006 - ONID Mail Server Crash

The ONID mail server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) was unavailable from 11:00am to 11:05am today due to a system crash. Inbound email to ONID addresses was queued and delivered after the crash. Please report any ongoing problems to the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

03.13.2006 - ONID-FS Down Due to Kerr Power Outage

The ONID-FS Windows shares for ONID home directories and ONID web sites (\\ONID-FS\username and \\ONID-FS\public_html) were unavailable from 3:30am to 9:20am. Parts of the OSU network were offline due to a power outage in Kerr from 3:30am to 5:00am. Even after power was restored, there were still lingering effects of the power outages which prevented ONID-FS from working.

02.13.2006 - ONID Mail Downtime February 14th 12:01am - 12:06am

The ONID mail server will be unavailable for approximately 5 minutes tonight from 12:01am to 12:06am. A configuration change will be made to resolve an outstanding issue caused by last Saturday's software upgrade. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the change.

02.08.2006 - Brief ONID Mail Downtime February 11th 8:00am - 8:05am

The ONID mail server will be unavailable briefly (less than 5 minutes) Saturday February 11th at 8am. We will be upgrading to a new version of the Cyrus mail software. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the upgrade.

01.31.2006 - Upgrade to PHP5

Central Web Services will be upgrading the servers that host ONID web pages (at http://oregonstate.edu/~username) from PHP4 to PHP5 on Saturday, February 4th, 2006 at 8:00am.

PHP5 will add several new features in XML handling, MySQL support, object-oriented design, and much more. However, there are some incompatibilities between PHP4 and PHP5 that may break existing code. ONID users can test their sites from on-campus at http://php5.cws.oregonstate.edu/~username to see if the upgrade will break anything.

Please see http://oregonstate.edu/cws/docs/systems/php5migration for details about the migration and possible fixes for errors that may occur.

Update: PHP5 upgrade complete.

01.30.2006 - ONID Mail Server Crash

The ONID mail server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) was unavailable from 10:33am to 11:00am today due to a system crash. Inbound email to ONID addresses was queued and delivered after the crash. Please report any ongoing problems to the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

01.26.2006 - New Spam Blocking Feature Added

A new feature for blocking spam is now available. People that have enabled Spam Assassin have "likely" spam (email with a spam score higher than 5) filtered into a folder named "junk-mail". Now, you can also choose to have "obvious" spam (email with a spam score higher than 10) blocked entirely. If you choose to block "obvious" spam, it will be deleted entirely and impossible to recover. For most people, we recommend that both of these features be enabled.

01.13.2006 - Brief ONID Mail Downtime January 14th 8:00am - 8:01am

The ONID mail server will be unavailable briefly (less than 1 minute) Saturday January 14th at 8am. A configuration change will be made to the ONID mail server. Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the change.

After this change, Sieve mail filtering rules will be stored on the mail server rather than in ONID home directories. All existing rules will be migrated to the mail server.

Follow these instructions if you wish to modify your Sieve rules by hand. Otherwise, use the existing web interface on ONID which will not be changing.

12.06.2005 - ONID Webmail and SSO Downtime December 10th 8:00am - 9:00am

ONID Webmail and SSO will be unavailable from 8am to 9am on Saturday December 10th. Also during this time, it will not be possible to change your ONID password or signup for an ONID account. The operating system will be upgraded to the latest Debian Linux stable release.

11.22.2005 - ONID Downtime November 26th 8:00am - noon

The ONID file server will be unavailable from 8am to noon on Saturday November 26th for system maintenance. We will be running a full filesystem check on the user home directories to correct some filesystem warnings that occur during defragmentation. During this time the following services will be unavailable:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Macintosh, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID mail (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal webpages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the upgrade.

If it is not possible to finish the filesystem check during this window, an additional downtime may be scheduled for Sunday November 27th 8am to noon.

11.10.2005 - OSU Network Outage Sunday November 13th 12:00am - 6:00am

Sunday November 13th starting at 12:01am and lasting until 6:00am the Oregon State University network will be unavailable. A Cisco security advisory was issued for all IOS devices. Network Engineering must upgrade all network equipment running IOS to newer version of IOS. During this time access to ONID services may be interrupted at various times, but ONID itself will be unaffected.

11.07.2005 - ONID Shell Server Downtime Saturday November 12th 9:00am - 10:00am

The ONID shell server, shell.onid.oregonstate.edu, will be unavailable from 9-10am Saturday November 12th. The operating system will be upgraded to the latest Debian Linux stable release. Users should not notice any significant changes.

10.12.2005 - ONID Mail Server Issues 10:00am - 5:30pm

Security updates were applied to the ONID mail server this morning around 10am. The updates caused slowdowns and failed logins during the course of the day. These problems were resolved at 5:30pm.

09.20.2005 - ONID Disk Quotas Increased

ONID disk quotas have been increased from 200MB to 500MB for all users. ONID users can now store up to 500MB in their home directory and personal web site.

09.09.2005 - ONID Downtime September 17th 8:00am - noon

The ONID file server will be upgraded to new hardware on Saturday September 17th from 8am to noon. During this time the following services will be unavailable:

  • ONID-FS (Windows, Macintosh, and FTP access to home directories)
  • ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID mail (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  • ONID personal webpages (http://oregonstate.edu/~username)
  • CWS shell server (access.cws.oregonstate.edu by FTP, SFTP, SSH)

Inbound email to ONID addresses will be queued and delivered after the upgrade.

08.26.2005 - Milne Network Outage August 27th 04:00am - 08:00am

The Milne Computer Center data network will be unavailable from 4:00am to 5:00am on Saturday August 27th. The network switch will be upgraded during this time. The outage is expected to last one hour, but may be extended to four hours if needed. During this time, access to all ONID services will be unavailable.

06.27.2005 - OSU Network Outage June 29th 01:00am - 04:00am

Oregon State University voice and data networks will be unavailable from 1:00 am until 4:00 am on June 29th. The Kerr Administration Building Switch room UPS is being replaced in 2 stages, which will require two power outages. The second outage will be announced when a time has been decided. While the ONID servers will remain online, you will not be able to connect them.

06.24.2005 - ONID Email Downtime Saturday June 25th 12:00am - 12:15am

ONID email will be out of service from midnight to 12:15am on Saturday June 25th while the email server is rebooted. Minor configuration changes will be applied to the server to increase performance. During this time, incoming email will be queued on the mail relays and will be delivered after the server has rebooted. No email will be lost.

06.15.2005 - ONID Email Downtime Saturday June 18th 12:00am - 10:00am

ONID email will be out of service from midnight to 10:00am on Saturday June 18th while the email server is upgraded. During this time, incoming email will be queued on the mail relays and will be delivered after the new server is online.

No email will be lost and you should not notice any difference in your mailbox.

03.13.2005 - ONID Mail Server Downtime Saturday March 12th 11:35pm - 00:30am

While switching power in the rack containing the ONID mail server, one of the two redundant power supplies in the mail server failed, and the ONID mail server rebooted. Unfortunately, the mail server decided to do a full filesystem check afterwards, which took almost 45 minutes.

03.10.2005 - ONID Downtime Saturday March 19th 8:00-8:15am

The ONID file server (onid-fs) will be out of service for approximately 15mins on Saturday March 19th at 8 AM to move it to a new UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply). The following services, which depend on the ONID file server, will be unavailable during that time:

  • ONID file server (onid-fs)
  • ONID shell server
  • ONID ftp server
  • ONID mail server (mail will be queued and delivered after the downtime)
  • ONID web pages, including personal web pages at http://oregonstate.edu/~username
  • Central Web Services shell server

01.03.2005 - PHP Changes on ONID Websites

Due to recent security vulnerabilities in some PHP applications, additional security restrictions have been placed on PHP for ONID websites. These changes are known to affect the popular Gallery application. For the latest information on these changes and their effects, see the Central Web Services website.

11.18.2004 - Pine Upgraded to to v4.61

Pine on shell.onid.oregonstate.edu has been upgraded from v4.58 to v4.61. One very useful new feature is the ability to export/archive an entire mail folder. Simply highlight the folder from the Folder List and press "E". For a complete list of changes between versions, see the Pine website. Contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk if you have any problems or questions about the new version.

10.11.2004 - Shell Server Network Outage

Due to a configuration error on the OSU network firewall, shell.onid.oregonstate.edu lost network connectivity from 11:52am to 12:18pm today.

10.07.2004 - Network Outage

Due to a configuration error while enabling new services on a core network switch, ONID (and other services) lost network connectivity at 1pm today. The problem was fixed at 1:30pm.

08.13.2004 - Milne Power Outage Again

Milne Computer Center lost power from 6pm yesterday to 1:10am this morning. Most ONID services were restored by 1:30am. Please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk if you notice any remaining problems.

08.12.2004 - Milne Power Outage

Milne Computer Center experienced a power outage today which nearly exceeded the capacity of our UPS. We began shutting down ONID services towards the end, including shell, webmail, mail, and web services. The longest downtime was approximately 18 minutes, with some services experiencing a shorter downtime. Please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk if you notice any remaining problems.

08.10.2004 - ONID File Server Downtime

The ONID File Server had an unknown filesystem problem which prevented users from accessing their ONID home directories and web pages from 3:15pm to 4pm today. We are unsure of the root cause of the problem.

07.03.2004 - Pine Upgraded to v4.58

Pine on shell.onid.oregonstate.edu has been upgraded from v4.44 to v4.58. The Pine website maintains a list of changes between versions. Contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk if you have any problems or questions about the new version.

07.01.2004 - ONID Web Database Downtime

On Friday July 2 at 7am, a new version of MySQL (v4.0.20) will be installed on the server that provides databases for personal ONID web pages. If you are using an application that connects to this database server on your personal ONID web site (such as Gallery or phpBB), your application will be unable to connect to the database server at this time. The database server will be down for 10-90 minutes, depending on how well the upgrade goes. This upgrade is necessary to fix a bug in the database server. No major new functionality is included.

05.13.2004 - Scheduled ONID Downtime

The ONID file server (ONID-FS), mail server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu), shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu), web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu), and ONID personal web pages (oregonstate.edu/~username) will be unavailable for approximately 15 minutes starting Friday May 14 at 10pm.

I will be rebooting the ONID file server to apply a security change, and this will require stopping services on the ONID mail server, web server, and shell server at the same time. Incoming ONID email will be queued and delivered after the outage.

Other ONID services will be unaffected.

05.06.2004 - Power Outage

On May 6th at approximately 4pm, a power outage caused ONID downtime. Power was restored at 5:20pm, however some ONID services were not fully restored until 10pm. Please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk if you notice any remaining problems.

03.22.2004 - Network Outage and ONID Downtime

On March 24th, Oregon State University's core network will be out of service for 4 hours starting at 00:01 A.M. and completing at 04:00 A.M. This network outage will also take all the ONID servers out of service because there will be no way to contact them. This includes the ONID file server (ONID-FS), ONID email, ONID Webmail, and ONID web pages. ONID email will queue up at remote sites and be delivered after the outage, so no email will be lost.

10.27.2003 - Hotmail Problems

We have been noticing some intermittent problems with hotmail.com over the past few days. Mail delivery to hotmail.com email addresses can take up to a day at times. This does not happen with other email addresses, so the problem lies with Hotmail itself. Many ONID users forward their email to hotmail.com email addresses. If it is important that you receive your email in a timely manner, we recommend that you do not forward your ONID email to Hotmail. Here are instructions for stopping your ONID email forwarding.

10.20.2003 - ONID Mail Server Rebooted

The ONID mail server was down today from 12:22pm to 12:27pm. No mail was lost. We rebooted to recover from a SCSI I/O error which prevented new mail from being delivered. We are still investigating the cause of the error.

09.17.2003 - Blackboard unavailable til 9-18-03

The migration of course content during our upgrade to Blackboard 6.0 is taking longer than expected. The Blackboard system will be available again Thursday morning (9-18-03).

Frank Kessel

08.30.2003 - ONID Mail and Shell Migration Complete

The mail and shell server migration is complete.

08.19.2003 - ONID Mail and Shell Migration

On Saturday August 30th, ONID will be migrating to a new mail server and a new shell server. ONID mail services and shell access will be unavailable from 8am to 8pm. No mail will be lost and your ONID email address will not change.

If you are using a personal email client such as Outlook Express, Eudora, or Netscape Mail, you must make sure that the Incoming Mail Server (IMAP) is set to imap.onid.oregonstate.edu and the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) is set to mail.oregonstate.edu. You should change these settings before August 30th. Complete email client configuration instructions are here.

If you only use ONID Webmail you do not need to change anything.

The ONID shell server is changing from ucs.orst.edu to shell.onid.oregonstate.edu. If you currently telnet or ssh to ucs.orst.edu, you should ssh to shell.onid.oregonstate.edu instead. The new shell server only accepts ssh connections (no telnet).

08.08.2003 - New ONID Shell Server

A new ONID unix shell server is available for your use now. To access the new shell server, ssh to shell.onid.oregonstate.edu and login with your ONID username and password. We intend for this server to replace the unix shell services offered by ucs.orst.edu, so please let us know if any software you need is missing. Questions and comments should be directed to consulting@oregonstate.edu.

07.23.2003 - OSU Dial-Up Outage

The OSU dialup service will be unavailable Friday July 25th from 2am to 5am. OSU's telephone switch will be upgraded at that time and all campus phone lines will be down.

07.15.2003 - UCS Rebooted

UCS (the ONID mail and shell server) was rebooted today at 11:00am. Around 10:50am UCS became unresponsive. We were unable to determine the cause and decided rebooting would be the quickest way to bring UCS back into service. We are still investigating the cause of the problem.

06.27.2003 - New IMAP server name

The ONID IMAP server name has changed from onid.orst.edu to imap.onid.oregonstate.edu. If you are accessing your ONID email using an IMAP client (Netscape, Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Entourage, Mozilla), you should change your Incoming Mail Server name to imap.onid.oregonstate.edu. You can follow the instructions for configuring email clients or contact consulting@oregonstate.edu if you need help. None of your ONID email has changed, only the name of the server you use to access it.

04.22.2003 - MySQL Databases for ONID Web Pages

ONID, in cooperation with Central Web Services, is pleased to announce the availability of MySQL v3.23.51 databases for our users. Each ONID account is allowed to have one MySQL database for use with their ONID personal web pages. To get started, Login to ONID and click on Web Database on the lefthand menu.

04.08.2003 - Power Failure

While testing the fire suppression system in Milne Computer Center, the UPS was inadvertantly shutdown at 9:15am. Power to the entire Milne machine room was lost. Most ONID services were restored by 10am.

03.24.2003 - New Version of ONID Webmail

A new version of ONID Webmail has been installed. Major new features include:

  • Session timeout warnings
  • New language translations
  • Personal distribution lists in the address book
  • Ability to import Pine address books into Webmail

03.11.2003 - Unexpected ONID mail server downtime

The ONID mail and shell server (onid.orst.edu/ucs.orst.edu) experienced a disk problem and had to be rebooted. No mail was lost and the server is back up and operating normally.

02.25.2003 - New URL and Features for ONID Web Sites

Central Web Services and ONID are partnering to bring ONID users the next-generation of web hosting tools for use in their personal web space. On March 2nd, 2003 Central Web Services will begin hosting all ONID web pages at http://oregonstate.edu/~username (where 'username' is the ONID username).

Currently, ONID users have personal home pages addressable in the form: http://www.onid.orst.edu/~username. After the change, these addresses will be updated to http://oregonstate.edu/~username. Existing ONID web pages will be seamlessly redirected to the new URL.

The new web server will also offer PHP (a web programming language) for ONID web sites.

See the full announcement for more information.

02.12.2003 - Out of Office Email Service Added

An Out of Office Email Service has been added to ONID. See the FAQ for more information and instructions on how to use the Out of Office Service.

01.08.2003 - ONID Disk and Mail Quotas Increased

ONID disk quotas have been increased to 200MB soft, 250MB hard. ONID mail quotas have been increased to 25MB soft, 50MB hard. See the Quota documentation for a more complete description of quotas.

12.18.2002 - ONID Scheduled Downtime

Some ONID services will be unavailable Saturday December 21st from 9am to 4pm for system upgrades. The ONID services affected are:

  1. The ONID mail server, onid.orst.edu.
  2. The ONID shell server, ucs.orst.edu.

All other ONID services will be unaffected.

12.12.2002 - ONID Scheduled Downtime

Some ONID services will be unavailable Saturday December 14th from 9am to 5pm for system upgrades. The ONID services affected are:

  1. The ONID mail server, onid.orst.edu.
  2. The ONID shell server, ucs.orst.edu.
  3. The ONID file server, which provides access to ONID home directories to Windows, Mac, and FTP clients.
  4. The ONID web server, www.onid.orst.edu, including user web pages.
  5. ONID webmail, webmail.oregonstate.edu.

All other ONID services, including Windows domain authentication and the ONID LDAP servers, will be unaffected.

11.22.2002 - ONID Scheduled Downtime

Some ONID services will be unavailable Saturday November 30th from 9am to 5pm. The ONID services affected are:

  1. The ONID mail server, onid.orst.edu.
  2. The ONID shell server, ucs.orst.edu.
  3. The ONID file server, which provides access to ONID home directories to Windows, Mac, and FTP clients.
  4. The ONID web server, www.onid.orst.edu, including user web pages.
  5. ONID webmail, webmail.oregonstate.edu.

Items 1 and 2 may be down for the full 9am to 5pm window, but we will try to bring them up as soon as possible. Items 3, 4, and 5 should only be down briefly to apply system patches and reboot.

All other ONID services, including Windows domain authentication and the ONID LDAP servers, will be unaffected.

11.03.2002 - Spam Assassin

Spam Assassin has been upgraded to version 2.43, and the spam threshold has been increased to reduce the amount of non-spam email being identified as spam. Now, Spam Assassin only modifies the headers of the message rather than inserting the spam report in the message body. This was making messages using MIME unreadable.

10.23.2002 - ONID Webmail Upgraded

ONID Webmail has been upgraded to the latest version available. Go try it out to see all the new features!

09.20.2002 - ONID Downtime

Most ONID services were unavailable from 9:45am to 10:30am today. The ONID file server crashed due to a hardware fault, and it was also necessary to reboot the ONID mail server to recover. The hardware fault was reported to the manufacturer. If this fault occurs again, we will replace the affected component.

09.16.2002 - Spam Assassin

Spam Assassin has been upgraded to version 2.41.

08.30.2002 - ONID Active Directory Upgrade

The ONID Window NT domain will be upgraded to Active Directory, joining the OSU Active Directory forest, on Sunday September 1st at 10am. The upgrade should take 2 hours, during which time the following ONID services will be unavailable:

  • ONID Windows logon authentication
  • ONID Windows file shares (\\onid-fs\username and \\onid-fs\public_html)
  • ONID password changes
  • ONID new account sign up

08.28.2002 - RBL+ Spam Blocking

ONID now uses the RBL+ Spam Blocking service to block known spammers from sending mail through our system. For more information, go to http://www.net.oregonstate.edu/spam/.

07.14.2002 - Spam Assassin

Spam Assassin has been upgraded to version 2.31.

05.22.2002 - ONID mail and shell downtime

The ucs.orst.edu portion of ONID will be down for system maintenance between 9 a.m and 12 noon Saturday 25 May 2002. During this time shell account logins and e-mail will not be available.

05.09.2002 - Final Day for ORST

Monday, June 17th will be the final day for ORST accounts. Automatic migration of ORST email and files during ONID new account signup will stop. All email forwarding from ORST accounts (@mailbox.orst.edu) will stop. Email sent to addresses @mailbox.orst.edu will bounce back to the sender.

05.02.2002 - ONID downtime Saturday May 4th

All ONID services will be unavailable Saturday May 4th from 6am to 10am for scheduled maintenance on the Milne Computer Center UPS.

04.30.2002 - Mail Temporarily Unavailable

While repairing the mail server's hard drive failure, ONID mail inboxes were temporarily unavailable from 6:00-7:00pm today. No mail was lost, and inboxes returned after the mail server was rebooted.

04.30.2002 - Mail Temporarily Unavailable

Due to a hard drive failure on the ONID mail server, ONID mail inboxes were temporarily unavailable from 11:00-11:30am today. No mail was lost, and inboxes returned after the mail server was rebooted.

04.22.2002 - Spam Assassin

Spam Assassin has been upgraded to version 2.20.

03.08.2002 - Mail Filters

A web-based interface to ONID Mail Filters has been added (Login to ONID to use it). This lets you filter mail based on the From address. You can also enable Spam Assassin, which will filter Spam email to a separate folder. You might want to read the FAQ as well.

12.17.2001 - What happens on December 17th

Mailbox (username@mailbox.orst.edu) accounts will be disabled.
UCS users must sign up for an ONID account.
POP3 services will be discontinued.
Telnet to off-campus resources will be reported to modem pool users.

12.17.2001 - POP service to be discontinued.

Effective 17 Dec 2001 ONID e-mail (onid.orst.edu or ucs.orst.edu) will not be accessable to an e-mail client using the Post Office Protocol (POP). Customers should switch to using the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). Some e-mail clients just require reconfiguration to accomplish this. In other cases you may need to switch to a new e-mail client. Information on how to reconfigure your e-mail client can be found to the right. Choose your operating system and then your e-mail program to get instructions.

11.29.2001 - Support section updated.

Notable changes include using your entire email address as your Dial-In login name (username@onid.orst.edu), and quotas will remain as they are (no requests for more disk space will be granted).

08.20.2001 - Original launch of ONID site and services.


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