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K-State Today

January 9, 2012



Network maintenance moved to 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Jan. 11

By Harvard Townsend

This Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., IT services staff will install new routers and firewalls at the campus network border. During this maintenance window the campus will likely experience brief outages of Internet connectivity lasting 5-10 minutes each (i.e., computers on campus will be unable to connect to anything off campus and vice versa during those few minutes). Also, K-State’s VPN service will be disrupted as that service is moved to the new firewalls. No other services should be affected.

The purposes of the project are:

  1. Replace aging border routers that will soon reach the end of support
  2. Install firewalls to improve security at the campus border
  3. Upgrade K-State’s connection with KanREN (and therefore the Internet) to 10 Gbps (this will tentatively happen on Jan. 15, pending arrival of appropriate interfaces for the KanREN routers)

If you have any questions or concerns about this maintenance window, call Harvard Townsend at 785-532-2985 or email network@k-state.edu and security@k-state.edu.

Check the “Status of ITS resources” page for updated information.