Friday, December 02, 2016

Daily print quota change 12/5-12/16

For all you who need to print out final papers, the OCF daily printing quota will be increased to 20 pages/day for RRR week and finals week this semester.

This is not a permanent change, nor have we decided yet whether to repeat this bump in future semesters. The semesterly quota is still 100 pages.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Scheduled power outage Tuesday 11/22 4am-8am

All OCF services will be unavailable for a few hours on Tuesday morning due to a scheduled power outage in the MLK Student Union. There will be no access to SSH and websites will be down for the duration.

We will be shutting down servers around 3:30am and hope to be back online by 8:30am.

There is also a chance of additional power outages until 3:00pm.

EDIT: As of 9:19am, user-facing services have been restored.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Proposed Constitutional Changes

There will be a general meeting on Monday, November 14 at 7:10 PM in the OCF lab to discuss a proposed new OCF Constitution. The text of the proposal is at https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~kpengboy/ConstitutionBill2016.html.
All are welcome to come and contribute their perspectives.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Changes to account policies

We've revamped our account policies, principally to be more specific on the reasons accounts can be disabled. We've also established a formal procedure for revoking the membership privileges of disruptive OCF members.

Our revised account policies are accessible at https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/docs/services/account/account-policies/, and the banning policy is accessible at https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/docs/membership/banning/.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Downtime tonight (10/20) for security updates

There will be a brief period of downtime tonight (10/20), around 10 pm, likely lasting about 20-45 minutes, as we apply kernel updates to our servers.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Announcing revamped mail hosting for student groups

We're excited to announce the launch of our new mail service for student groups!

The OCF has provided mail virtual hosting for many years, allowing student groups to create email addresses such as "{name}@mygroup.berkeley.edu" which forward to their primary email address.

With the new system, we're introducing a few new features:

  • Easily edit addresses only. Previously, editing addresses meant modifying hidden .forward files over SSH. These files are no more!

    Instead, log in to our website and add, edit, and remove addresses from your web browser.

  • Send or reply to mail. The old system only allowed you to receive mail. We now allow replying to that mail from your student group address (or composing new mail from it).

You can find out more about using the new system on our website.

What if my student group already had mail virtual hosting?

We've automatically migrated all of your existing forwarding addresses to the new system; there's nothing you need to do. In the future, you'll use the new web-based interface for modifying addresses instead of the .forward files.

Can I forward to multiple addresses?

Yup, each address can forward to as many other addresses as you'd like!

Can I have a catch-all address at my domain?

Yes, and the web interface will help you set this up.

How do I get mail virtual hosting for my group?

If you already have virtual hosting, then we can easily add mail service. If not, we can help you set up both a website and mail hosting.

For details on our web virtual hosting service, see here.

For details on adding mail virtual hosting, see here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Power outage 7am-9am Sunday 9/25

All OCF services will be unavailable for a few hours this Sunday morning due to a scheduled power outage in the MLK Student Union. There will be no access to SSH and websites will be down for the duration.

We will be shutting down servers around 6:30am and hope to be back online by 9:30am.

UPDATE: Power was restored by 9:30am. All services should be back online as of 10:35am.