Odin FroDo Upgrades 2021

Dear ITSS, It is our intention to upgrade all of our Odin HPE 5510 FroDos in September. This will be moving the firmware from R1311P02 to R3506P11. We are not upgrading the DCDIST/HPE 5940 FroDos, we do not expect new code … Continue reading

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OWL Visitor refresh – Timetable

This blog post is an expansion on the previous post about Tawny OWL to give timescales. The upgrade of the FroDos to re-route OWL traffic from the current system to the new one (called Tawny) is roughly a two stage … Continue reading

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Frodo Upgrades 2019

FroDo Comware Upgrade We would like to announce a staged upgrade of the version of Comware running on our HPE 5510 and 5940 FroDos. This blog entry aims to answer the majority of questions that this work will raise. Please, … Continue reading

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What happens to mail you mark as spam?

This blog post hasn’t spun out of any particular instance, but I sometimes get the feeling that clicking the “Mark as SPAM” button in a mail client isn’t completely understood by everyone, which isn’t surprising as everything that follows is … Continue reading

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September 2018 – Odin 5940 FroDo Comware Upgrade – Additional full reboots required

From both my last post and my colleague Rob Perkins’ previous post, you’ll see that we’ve had some fun and games recently with updating the software on the FroDos provisioned on the HPE 5940 platform. Whilst these FroDos represent a … Continue reading

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September 2018 – Odin 5940 Frodo Upgrade – Take 2

Odin 5940 FroDo Comware Upgrade (reattempt) We would like to announce a staged upgrade of the version of Comware running on our HPE 5940 FroDos for those that were not completed last time around. This blog entry aims to answer … Continue reading

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eduroam and realmless usernames: an update

You may be aware that the University of Oxford will shortly be mandating fully qualified usernames for eduroam, explained and for reasons discussed in a previous blog post. This post is intended as a followup, highlighting how we’re intending on … Continue reading

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FreeRADIUS, sql_log, PostgreSQL and upserting

While this is superficially a post for creating an upsert PostgreSQL query for FreeRADIUS’s sql_log module, I felt the problem was general enough to warrant an explanation as to what CTEs can do. As such, the post should be of … Continue reading

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Linux and eduroam: NAT logging, perl and regular expressions

This is a continuation of the series of posts examining the inner workings of eduroam and in particular Linux’s involvement in it. I had originally intended for this to be a post on both logging and monitoring. I now realize … Continue reading

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Maintenance and Development, January End

So last week was more steady progress, here’s the rundown of what I’ve been doing and will be doing next week. DHCP servers maintenance The new DHCP servers arrived and a base install was completed for both hosts (our new-ish … Continue reading

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