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Posted 11/05/2013 - 11:33am

On October 22nd, the newest iteration of Mac OSX was released to the public. This new version is available for free, allowing the Computing Center to upgrade any eligible Apple computers on campus.

The ULM Computing Center has been reviewing the new OS for possible deployment and has deemed that we can go ahead with Faculty, Staff, and Lab upgrades of the operating system.

For anyone who wants their Mac computer updated, the computer has to meet one of the following hardware...

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Posted 08/05/2013 - 11:36am

On Friday, August 9, the University Computing Center will be permanently disabling access to www.ulm.edu (Spock) from off-campus through SSH/SFTP client tools. SSH and SFTP protocols are used to remotely access computers or make file transfers. SSH/SFTP has traditionally been used for uploading file content to personal web folders or ULM departmental websites. This change does not apply to users that are on-campus in...

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Posted 07/09/2013 - 2:19pm

Within the next week, the University Computing Center will be upgrading the current installation of the Zimbra email system to the latest version. In Version 8, Zimbra undergoes a face lift that makes it cleaner, sleeker, and easier to use. Some of the new changes are summarized below. We also have an entry in our FAQ section for those Frequently Asked Question regarding the new upgrade.

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Posted 09/04/2012 - 2:12pm

(Originally announced on May 8 ,2012) 
ULM Students,
As you return to the ULM Campus during the Summer and Fall semesters this year, you will begin to experience a change in most of your ULM computer labs.  The University is making enhancements to set up as many computer labs as possible to have an authentication measure in place.  This will require Students to use your Warhawks account as desktop authentication for lab computers.  Essentially, before...

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Posted 08/29/2012 - 7:27am

Recently, various news sources have reported security problems with the 1.7 version of Oracle's Java product. The reported issue is that code can be introduced onto the affected system which may lead to a variety of problems. Some sources have recommended that Java use should be halted until such time as a proper fix is implemented. This is unrealistic for those people who have application dependent upon Java for correct operation. Instead, we are recommending any Java 1.7 user to remove all...

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Posted 07/06/2012 - 12:23pm

No, it is not the end of the world....not yet at least. The malware, "DNSChanger" is problem software that has been around for years. The creators have long since been caught and jailed for such misbehavior and there has not been a new variant. So what is the problem now?
 
Some background

DNS or Domain Name Server is a computer established to translate people-friendly names such as google.com and cnn.com into computer-friendly...

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Posted 07/02/2012 - 9:15am

 BANNER INB currently cannot use JAVA Version 1.7.
 
The latest rated version that works with BANNER is version 1.6.32 which is available on the Computing Center website (http://www.ulm.edu/computingcenter/downloads). The Java runtime will prompt people to update their Java installation. If anyone does do the update to version 1.7, BANNER IBM will not function properly.
 
Java may also prompt...

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Posted 05/16/2012 - 9:26am

NOTE: If you are looking for missing messages, check your SPAM/Quarantine area. This is available in the myULM portal under "Campus Systems" as appropriate for the user type. It is listed as the SPAM Firewall.

The Spam Firewall is a mechanism designed to reduce the amount of junk mail that enters an email inbox. When a large amount of emails is trafficked, some messages will be useful and desired and others will be unsolicited advertisements and...

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Posted 03/26/2012 - 2:38pm

The Computing Center has undergone an organizational change with the aim of consolidating personnel  and providing enhanced service.  There are now 5 areas in the Computing Center – Administrative Systems, Enterprise Systems, Technology Support, Telecommunications, and Web Development.

  • Administrative Systems is managed by Donnie Lynn.  This area is comprised of the former CICSPLUS/Banner Programmers and the Database group.  Some of the Programmers are...
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Posted 02/13/2012 - 1:23pm

ULM Students & Employees,

Please be advised that a minor change will be implemented on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 for the ULM Wireless Network services.  The "ULM Guest" wireless profile currently allows seamless connection from WiFi activated mobile devices, laptops, etc.  Due to the overwhelming growth of WiFi capable mobile devices (Smartphones or PDAs), we have noticed a utilization spike with users/devices having immediate access to Internet resources...

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Posted 08/04/2011 - 9:49am

Again we have more progress to report in the way of final wireless provisions for all Campus Facilities.  We just completed provisions for Wireless Internet in the following Academic Buildings:
Garrett Hall, Stubbs Hall, Brown Hall, Coenen Hall.

These locations were made active over the past 2 weeks.
Bry Hall is the last building on our list of additions.  We intend to have it completed before Fall semester begins.

For further information about using...

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Posted 05/24/2011 - 9:26am

Podcasting. It is a technology being embraced all around the world. But what is it? How could it help to reach your students?

What is Podcasting?
First, let me start out by telling you what podcasting is not because people tend to not understand the concept.

  • It is not a sound and/or video file placed on a website.
  • It is not a single file or set of files that stay on a server never to have any other files...
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Posted 04/08/2011 - 9:08am

More progress has been made recently in provisions for Wireless Internet in the following Academic Buildings:
Biedenharn Hall, Caldwell Hall.
These locations were made active over the past 2 weeks.
Several other buildings are in the queue for Wireless very soon which includes Bry Hall & Garrett Hall.
For further information about using Wireless Internet on Campus, visit:  http://ulm.edu/...

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Posted 05/13/2010 - 9:33am

Wireless networking has been a long awaited feature in Stubbs Hall.
It is now available as of Monday, May 10, 2010.
Users should receive coverage virtually everywhere in the building.
For more wireless information, see:  http://www.ulm.edu/computingcenter/hardware/wireless

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Posted 12/03/2009 - 9:30am

Greetings and Happy Holidays ,
 
In this season, the time is right for the scammers to peek out from behind the mistletoe and catch all those bad little cyberusers who are not careful. Do not let them turn your holiday into piles of switches and lumps of coal. Be even more on guard for those evil little spoilers.
 
The security company McAffee has broken down a list of the twelve scams of Christmas. You can find a posting of that article at this website (...

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Posted 11/23/2009 - 4:09pm

ULM's Internet service experienced times of sluggishness and some disruption this morning and possibly still continuing.  The impaired service is due to a fiber optic cut with a primary national Internet service provider that is connected to the state's LONI network.  Moodle seems to have been one of the confirmed sites to experience sluggish behavior.

We are still awaiting confirmation of the disruption timeframe and when a full recovery is expected.

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Posted 11/12/2009 - 7:39am

A new version of the Campus VPN services was released on Wednesday morning, November 11, 2009.
VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows Employees of ULM to gain access to computer resources while away from campus.  This could be from home, conference, etc.  These restricted resources would normally not be available to the public thru the Internet, but the VPN provides that option.

Features and Issues to take note of:

  • Supports Microsoft Windows XP/...
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Posted 10/12/2009 - 3:13pm

The UCC has implemented a new content management system to better update the Computing Center website.
Thanks for dropping by.  We hope you find the site useful and able to provide more functional information in the coming months.

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Posted 09/16/2009 - 12:33pm

There are currently several types of Internet and personal computer threats circulating right now. In most cases, a careful cautious user can avoid becoming a victim of these problems.

The first threat is our old friend the phishing scam. A phishing scam is an attempt by some nefarious entity to obtain your personal information (login usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, etc.) through social engineering. They will attempt to fool you, threaten you, intimidate you, or bribe you...

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