Critical News

  • Eduroam Certificate Update February 3 (Wed)
    Wednesday, February 3 at 8 a.m., wifi users on campus may be prompted to accept a new security certificate on all devices that connect to Eduroam, as part of an annual network replacement. 


    Accepting this new certificate is needed to continue using Eduroam.


    Some devices will accept the new certificate automatically. 


    If you have questions or concerns, contact coeithelp@ucdavis.edu.
    Posted Feb 1, 2021, 9:42 AM by Ken Gribble
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Scheduled Maintenance — Puppet Server (kermit.cs.ucdavis.edu)

posted Apr 26, 2021, 1:37 PM by Ken Gribble

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 the Puppet service will be intermittently unavailable for a puppet upgrade starting at 8AM.

Hosts that use puppet should not have issues due to this maintenance (some log entries may report the puppet server is down).

Ken Gribble (he/him)
System Support Group (SSG)
Computer Science
UC Davis 
http://ssg.cs.ucdavis.edu

Scheduled Maintenance — Puppet Server (kermit.cs.ucdavis.edu)

posted Apr 19, 2021, 3:23 PM by Ken Gribble

Tuesday, April 19, 2021 the Puppet service will be intermittently unavailable for an OS upgrade starting at 10AM.

Hosts that use puppet should not have issues due to this maintenance (some log entries may report the puppet server is down).

Ken Gribble (he/him)
System Support Group (SSG)
Computer Science
UC Davis 
http://ssg.cs.ucdavis.edu

It’s not just you, Google says Gmail is messed up right now - The Verge

posted Dec 15, 2020, 3:12 PM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Jan 29, 2021, 10:05 AM ]


Google says that a “significant subset” of Gmail users are running into errors with the service right now.

While users can access their inboxes, they may encounter “error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior,” the company wrote in a message on its service status page. The errors come just a day after many Google properties, including Gmail, YouTube, and Google Docs, were hit with a widespread outage.

If you are forwarding email from your Computer Science or @ucdavis.edu accounts to your personal gmail account, you will likely see these issues.

For more information on the outage: 
https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/15/22176958/google-gmail-errors-down-outage-stadia

You can check the status of this outage here: 
https://status.ucdavis.edu/incidents/lhvq9x5m6w4y

CS Office Closed Dec 19, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

posted Dec 11, 2020, 3:58 PM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Dec 11, 2020, 4:08 PM ]

Image of UC Davis Water Tower at Sunset in Winter
The Department of Computer Science will be closed during the winter break (Saturday, December 19th, 2020, through Sunday, January 3rd, 2021).

Email responses from the SSG will be limited to critical incidents only, and will likely be delayed. Check your email for contact information on how to reach the CS Chair for critical incidents.

During this time of limited response, these resources available to you include:

CS IT Support:  http://ssg.cs.ucdavis.edu/ (this website)


Graduate Group in Computer Science:  https://grad.ucdavis.edu/ and 

The CS SSG and all the CS Staff wish you Happy Holidays!

Faculty Reflections on Teaching During COVID-19: Mark Verbitsky on Teaching Remotely and Using Video

posted Mar 19, 2020, 8:13 AM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Dec 7, 2020, 11:03 AM ]


Dear Faculty Colleagues, 

The importance of community has been highlighted for me now than ever before. In the face of a global pandemic unseen in any of our lifetimes, we must band together to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and the community at large. We are faced with both personal changes (no more handshakes! Social distance!) as well as institutional changes which necessitate a move to remote teaching. As a faculty member myself, I feel that hearing the teaching plans and reflections of our colleagues can bring us some comfort and even inspiration. As we work to teach in new ways and to continue to support our UC Davis students, I share here the reflections of our colleague Mark Verbitsky of the Department of Political Science. 

Best, Andy Jones 

...

Keep reading: Faculty Reflections on Teaching During COVID-19: Mark Verbitsky on Teaching Remotely and Using Video

Google Drive File Stream is having issues on Campus

posted Jan 22, 2020, 11:42 AM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Jan 22, 2020, 12:41 PM ]


Google Drive File Stream Service is having issues for some users on campus. 

As a work around the Google Drive Web Page is still working, this issue only affects Google Drive File Stream.

UPDATE: 1/22/20, 11:59 AM -- The problem with Google Drive should be resolved.

EndNote X9.3.1 is required for compatibility with Catalina Mac OS

posted Nov 12, 2019, 1:45 PM by Ken Gribble

Endnote users! Be aware, EndNote X9.3.1 is required for compatibility with Catalina!

https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-for-Mac-macOS-Catalina-Compatibility?language=en_US

The SSG is Updating the spam firewall today - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

posted Oct 30, 2019, 12:29 PM by Ken Gribble

Due to needed critical security patching, an unscheduled update to the spam firewall will happen today at 12:30 PM.

There will be a short interruption of mail flow to any @cs.ucdavis.edu address. Due to the robust nature of email, this should cause noticeable issues.

CS Website web.cs.ucdavis.edu now SSL encrypted! (https://)

posted Apr 26, 2019, 10:45 AM by Ken Gribble

This week the CS website that supports the traditional ~ (public_html) sites has been updated to use SSL encryption. Now you will find pages there are enforcing https instead of http. If you notice that the lock symbol is missing from your ~ site, it may mean you have something on your page that is unencrypted.


As always, please contact support@cs.ucdavis.edu if you have any troubles or concerns.

Continuing Upgrades on Spam and Virus Firewall April 9th

posted Apr 4, 2019, 3:18 PM by Ken Gribble

Tuesday April 9th the Systems Support Group (SSG) will continue updating the CS Spam and Virus Firewall in the morning hours. 

During the update the Spam and Virus Firewall will be offline for a few minutes. No email should be lost, and should be transparent to CS as email is a quite robust system and all servers are expected to attempt delivery again after a short period of time.

These updates are required to address security concerns with the device.






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