Archive for September, 2005

Photography Contest

Today, we are proud to announce that we are sponsoring a photography contest. This contest will run concurrently with the International Education’s photography contest and is open to anyone who wishes to submit a photograph taken of campus life at Gustavus Adolphus College and in its surrounding community. Before submitting a photograph, please carefully read […]

Secondary DNS servers and subdomains

Here at Gustavus we have a lot of subdomains. For example my computer is A little while ago we noticed that our secondary / slave DNS provider could not resolve DNS for any host in any of our subdomains. As it turns out, the solution was to add a couple of lines to our […]

New Homepage Server

We have switched over to a new faster server so that at some point in the future we can offer PHP and MySQL to everyone. But for now, if you notice any odd behavior with, please let us know.


Just reading the usual blogs tonight and just had to say I agree with what this one says: Unfortunately email is no where near as reliable as we would like. Even people who know better loose email due to virus filters and the like. In fact, it even happened here this past weekend 🙂

Bye Bye Solen

This morning at about 7:45am, we pulled the network connection from and turned on a different server with that IP address. The new server then listens for requests going to solen’s IP address and redirects the services Solen used to perform to their appropriate location. We will be monitoring who is connecting to this […]

Hurricane Katrina Teach-in streaming audio

Last week’s Hurricane Katrina Teach-in here at Gustavus is now available to stream from the web in Windows Media Audio (wma) format. To listen to these streams, you will need to have a reliable connection to the Internet and Windows Media Player installed on your computer. Teach-in playlist: Peg O’Connor (Women’s Studies) — Introduction Karen […]

Faculty schedules updated

After being empty so far this school year, the faculty schedules have been updated with the latest information directly from the registrar’s office. For the first time, the schedules will be synchronized on a nightly basis with fresh data from the school’s main database. This project is the first that will be using this new […]

Spamassassin Changes

It appears as though our current spamassassin setup is adding a significant amount of load on our home directories. As a result I am looking into ways to keep spamassassins current effectiveness while reducing the load it places on the disk drives of the home directories. Over the next few days I will be making […]

Permalinks changed

Today we started utilizing mod_rewrite for our permalinks in this blog and our Featured Gustavus Weblogs. I’m not totally sure exactly how mod_rewrite does it, but it allows us to have much cleaner URLs for our posts. If you notice anything odd, please let us know.

Lots of students

As you probably already know, Gustavus accepted a few too many students this year. That means more students, staff, and facutly than usual. Which for us means more email, more internet usage, and more network traffic in general. At the last minute they had to convert many open spaces in to new dorm rooms. That […]