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With the absence of a formal System Administrator, significant development of the computer system has been put on hold. Nevertheless, progress has been made in:

  • Introduction of centralized software serving which will be extended to serving home directories,
  • Regular backups (previously, all NOT staff have been entirely vulnerable to data loss through disk crashes).
  • A new printer has been purchased for the SLO.
  • An internal domain name server has been setup to avoid dependence on ING (who, in principle, could interrupt observations and other work at NOT with a failure).

The reliability and bandwidth of network connections to the outside world have improved considerably.

A security hole which allowed the theft of usernames and passwords (but not their actual use) has been closed.

Tim Abbott, AiC
Wed Mar 21 12:56:05 GMT 2001

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