Posts Tagged ‘web’

Web server upgrade – step 1

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Update 10:15 – migration done, please let us know if you experience any problems.

After 11(!) years of loyal service, the current D-PHYS web server hardware will be retired in 2019 and all web sites hosted by ISG will migrate to new hardware. We will take the opportunity to reorganize the way we host web sites and improve the general setup of the web server.

In a first step, we will migrate the ‘personal’ web sites (those residing in public_html/ in a home directory or group share) on Wednesday, 17.7.2019. We have extensively tested the new setup, and unless you’re using dynamic content in your public_html folder (like PHP or other CGI scripts), you should not notice anything. With CGIs, there’s a slight chance we might have overlooked something, so please test your dynamic content after that date and get in touch if you see a problem.

The regular web sites hosted by us will be successively moved to the new hardware at a later time and we will get in touch with their owners should it be necessary.

Note that this will not affect the department website in any way as that one is hosted on the CMS of Informatikdienste.

Mobile printing

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Until now it was not possible to print on D-PHYS printers while you’re on the road with mobile devices. Since several people expressed their interest in such a possibility, we have created two methods that allow you to do just that: read more.
As there’s no common standard for mobile printing, certain restrictions apply. If you find yourself with an email that you think should print but doesn’t, please let us know.

New SSL and HTTPS certificates for many ISG D-PHYS services

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

In the past all HTTPS secured web sites hosted or provided by us used certificates issued by ourselves. This caused unsettling warnings in most browsers as the user had to manually add the root certificate of our certification authority (CA) to his web browser.

To allow SSL certificates other than those signed by ourselves, namely certificates automatically accepted by all browsers, but also community-backed CACert certificates issued by ETH ID, we will change the configuration of our web server zwoelfi this evening. This may cause some short interruptions to some of the hosted sites, but should not be of longer duration.

Some of these web sites will get already new SSL certificates issued by QuoVadis (accepted by nearly all browsers by default) this evening.

Update Friday, 1. Oct. 2010, 21:00h: Due to several unexpected issues with the new QuoVadis certificate, for now the webserver runs again with the old ISG signed SSL certificate on all virtual hosts.

Update Thursday, 7. Oct. 2010, 23:00h: Most of the issues with the new QuoVadis certificate are solved now and all virtual hosts planned for the QuoVadis SSL certificate use it now again.

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