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Blackboard service is responding again

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:18pm

We continue to have a very high load, and will continue to actively monitor the service.

– Lindy Foster Enterprise Computing Oregon State University 541-737-3805

Blackboard is responding very slowly

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:41am

We are experiencing the highest loads of the term, and are attempting to speed things up.

– Lindy Foster Enterprise Computing Oregon State University 541-737-3805

OSU DNS partial outage 6/5/2014

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:10am

One of OSU’s DNS servers (NS2) crashed this morning 6/5/2014 at about 6:25AM. The system was rebooted and service restored by 8:00AM.

The DNS service allows computers to find services on the network by name. Although computers are usually configured to use multiple DNS servers, fail-over is not always graceful and some services can be interrupted. In particular, we received reports this morning that some customers were not able to login to OSU’s WordPress site ( and

We apologize for the service disruption. We will be investigating ways to make this service more resilient.

-Kirsten Petersen, IT Manager Information Services, Oregon State University p: 541-737-9187, e: