Upgrades sideline some Bates on-line services

During the Fall 2001 recess, which begins today and runs through Sunday, Oct. 21, Information and Library Services at Bates College will be upgrading many network services. This work affects the availability of online service during the break. Notably, e-mail service at Bates will not be delivered today, Oct. 17.

According to ILS, today’s e-mail will be queued and delivered when service is restored. The daylong break in e-mail service is due to a hardware upgrade on the Abacus server. This will impact a number of other services today as well, such as dial-in access, the Ladd Library homepage, and certain older Bates Web pages that reside on the Abacus server.

Please note, though, that the following service will be available during the Abacus upgrade:

The Ladd Library Catalog & Databases are accessible at http://ladd.bates.edu/. Moreover, Bates “.xml” Webpages, domain name services, off-campus web browsing, and the Banner and Mithras systems will all be up and running.

On Thursday, Oct. 18, routine preventive maintenance will be performed from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Any network service may be unavailable. Access to the Abacus Server is expected to be available barring unexpected circumstances from the previous day.

On Friday, Oct. 19, public lab Macintoshes and the Ladd Library Catalog will be unavailable.

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