Service messages from the sysadmin staff

System-wide issues, relevant software updates, scheduled downtime or similar types of information will be published here.

Published Apr. 2, 2019 6:56 PM

A central configuration error led to issues logging in to Linux machines between 18:03 and 18:31 today.

Published Sep. 10, 2018 11:25 AM

On Wednesday the 13th of September 2018, between 17 and 20, there will be maintenance on the network infrastructure at UiO. This may cause temporary connectivity issues for services across campus.

Published July 26, 2018 3:05 PM

Running INLA under R can give the error "/lib64/ version `GLIBC_2.23' not found" or similar. A workaround is to issue INLA:::inla.dynload.workaround() before running code using INLA.

Published Mar. 26, 2018 10:26 AM

There are problems accessing network directories from machines at Ullevål.

Published Mar. 8, 2018 9:35 AM

On the night from Wednesday the 21st to Thursday the 22nd of March the fiber cable connecting Ullevål to UiO will experience disturbances.

Published Jan. 20, 2018 2:51 AM

R has been upgraded to version 3.4.3 and RStudio to 1.1.414.

Published Jan. 5, 2018 1:35 AM

Due to multiple vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, all Linux hosts at the department required a reboot to update the kernel packages on the systems in question.

Published Sep. 15, 2017 2:58 PM

R has been upgraded to a pre-release of 3.4.2 and RStudio to 1.0.153. "Tidyverse" is added as standard to R.

Published Sep. 13, 2017 5:48 PM

On the night from Friday the 15th to Saturday the 16th the fiber cable connecting Ullevål to UiO might experience disturbances. This may cause the network connection out from our current location in Songsveien to drop either partially or completely.

Published Aug. 17, 2017 9:24 AM

A number of machines have, after the upgrade this summer, seen the user interface freeze or become unresponsive. Today the sysadmin staff has pushed a change to all machines with the affected hardware in the hopes of resolving this issue.

Published Aug. 15, 2017 7:00 AM

TeXLive at the department has been updated from an older UiO-specific version of TeXLive 2015 to a more recent version built on TeXLive 2016.

Published June 25, 2017 10:58 PM

Due to a vulnerability in the stack guard implementation for Linux, all Linux hosts required a reboot to update both the kernel and glibc packages on the systems in question.

Published Feb. 24, 2017 6:17 PM

Due to the security flaw presented in CVE-2017-6074 there is the possibility that (also known as was compromised at some point before Friday the 24th of February, 2017.

Published Jan. 7, 2017 11:05 PM

During the evening of 7 January, there was another campus power outage. 

Published Dec. 24, 2016 1:00 PM

At 12:13, power was lost for large parts of campus at Blindern.

Published Dec. 5, 2016 9:49 AM

The cooling system at USIT is having issues, something which has caused a number of services to fail. Email, user administration (brukerinfo/bofh/Cerebrum), Feide, nettskjema, and other services are affected.

Published July 16, 2016 2:43 AM

Roughly a quarter of the top half of Niels Henrik Abels Hus experienced a prolonged power outage on Thursday the 14th of July.

Published Feb. 18, 2016 10:06 PM

Due to an unforeseen issue with the reboots from the security issues tonight, the machine (also known as was reinstalled. This causes an issue with server identification when one uses ssh to the host.

Published Oct. 21, 2015 10:35 AM

USITs file server "hume", which houses a lot of our masters students, is having long-term issues with performance.  

Published Mar. 30, 2015 1:58 PM

During week 16 (13th to 17th of April) the department of Mathmatics will start to log the loading of modules from our software repository.  

Published Mar. 10, 2015 5:12 PM

The buildings we are housed in lost power just before 17:00 Tuesday the 11th of March.

Published Mar. 1, 2015 9:52 PM

All of the printers at the Department (b700a, b700b, b1025a, thantos) are currently operational. 

Published Feb. 23, 2015 11:33 AM

The printer b700b is currently broken and unavailable. 

Published Feb. 5, 2015 3:02 PM

FEniCS 1.5.0 (built 4th of February 2015) is now the standard FEniCS at the department.

Published Jan. 17, 2015 2:20 PM

FEniCS 1.5.0 is now available in the module tree.