Maintenance Work On Eduroam

Just a slightly uneventful blog post aimed at our IT staff in colleges, departments and other units to let you know about some of the grittier routine work on Eduroam. This is a warts and all account of real life … Continue reading

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OUCS Backbone Network Naming and Numbering Conventions

Introduction This blog post is intended to help ITSS in Oxford to better understand how the centrally provided network fits together with their own local networks. It is also hoped it will assist them in assessing the impact of any … Continue reading

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BBC iPlayer and the University VPN

[edit] Since writing this an iPlayer developer has passed on via informal channels that they’re using the Quova geolocation service. In this database part of our VPN address range was designated an ‘international proxy’ – while this may be regarded … Continue reading

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Updates to the Visitor Network Account Management Tool

Note: this post relates to a private service for University of Oxford IT Support Staff. It’s been some time since the Visitor Network account management tool, which you use to create network access accounts for visitors to the University, has … Continue reading

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Webcache Hardware Refresh

Our servers are kept in warranty/hardware support so that hardware failures can be quickly replaced with minimum effect on the service. The webcache has had new hardware purchased for it to replace hardware going out of warranty. I’ve been preparing … Continue reading

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OUCS Data Centre Clean-Up

This is just a minor post about our day to day background operations. Our team is currently making efforts to clear up our equipment and locations, spurred on by Having a new data centre manger Having IT support staff inductions … Continue reading

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