August 2009

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In order to provide a more secure envoirment on  ResNet, we are introducing some new security requirements.

We have always asked for users of ResNet to be configured to get their IP address automatically. This is now being enforced by the new network equipment that we installed recently.

This means that users will not be able to use static ip addresses on ResNet. All computers or routers etc connected to ResNet must be configured to use dhcp.

If you think that you are being affected by these changes, make sure that you reboot your computer before contacting the helpdesk.

Instructions on configuring your computer to use dhcp can be found in this pdf:

Information Services are carrying out some essential systems maintenance on the 11th August 2009, 10:00-10:30 which affects the following ResNet systems:

  • My ResNet
  • ResNet in-room Registration System
  • ResNet Helpdesk troubleshooting tools (including those used by the out of hours helpdesk)
  • ResNet Network Monitoring system (the traffic lights on the ResNet home page)

All fully registered ResNet connections will continue to function normally throughout this maintenance period, so most people won’t notice anything.

There are several other University systems which are also affected by this maintenance, for more details see the IS News website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/news/2009/koi28july.html

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