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  1. E-mail Technical Coordinators Meeting Chris Bongaarts Steve Siirila April 13, 2005

  2. E-mail Hardware • Fully migrated E-mail servers from CLARiiON to DMX SAN frames • All E-mail servers are now back in service: • 6 client/server • 1 premium/interactive • 1 client/server (Morris)

  3. X.500 Directory Hardware • Completing upgrade of front-end X.500 servers from 6 Netra X1 to 3 V440s in next week or two • Received hardware for future back-end directory servers (4 V210s)

  4. Spam/Virus Filtering • SMTP server now treats temporary DNS errors as “Host not found” after 24 hours, for up to 7 days • Subscribed to Spamhaus SBL/XBL rsync feed, allowing for localized queries

  5. Departmental MTA Registration • MTAs and other devices which are using the relay.tc.umn.edu service must register to guarantee uninterrupted service • Send IP address, type of device, and contact information to isgroup@umn.edu • Includes the relay-by-IP service (currently 160.94.160.49) • As of 4/13, 55 IP addresses have been registered by 15 different departments

  6. Phase-out of clear-text passwords • Next general mailings will be sent out over the next few weeks • Last FTP mailing went out Jan 26th and is expected to go out again in late May or early June

  7. Weak Internet Passwords • Letters continue to go out to users with weak passwords • Currently only going out to users who have not changed passwords since Jan. 15

  8. MMP Evaluation • Will be upgrading to MMP during Summer 2005 • Obsoletes current MTA product (Mail*Hub 2000) • Obsoletes current X.500 directory product (GDS 2003)

  9. Lyris • Full production effective March 17th • Lyris upgraded to version 8.1, fixing a problem with large mailings hanging

  10. Chris Bongaarts cab@umn.edu 612-625-1809 Steve Siirila sfs@umn.edu 612-626-0244 ‘Till next month…