Current News

11-11-2020 14:00 | Ubuntu 20.04 Installation (Additional Informations)

From Thu. 12th of Nov. 2020 on the computers in room Taklamakan will be available as a test environment for the new Ubuntu 20.04 installation. One of the machines will be reachable from the web under the name ubu2004test.cip.ifi.lmu.de via SSH and RDP. To log into that machine you will need to have remote access enabled on your login.

ATTENTION: If you use the new Desktop Environment you should not go back to the older installations because this could result in serious problems with your Desktop Environment.

Machines:

  • duernbach (ubu2004test.cip.ifi.lmu.de)
  • ecknach
  • egau
  • erlau
  • felchbach
  • fensterbach

The Machines will be added to the new SLURM Cluster for ubuntu 20.04 by the end of the week.

We will upgrade all other CIP-Pool clients to ubuntu 20.04 on Fr. 20th of Nov. 2020 if no serious problems arise during the testing period.

Please report found problems to mitarbeiter@rz.ifi.lmu.de.

11-3-2020 06:00 | Ubuntu 20.04 installation

In the near future we will replace the current used version Ubuntu 18.04 on our computers with Ubuntu 20.04.

Unfortunately, due to the corona situation this change has been delayed.

There will be some computers for testing. We will gladly receive change requests and will try to implement them. Further infos can be found here in a shot time.

11-2-2020 06:00 | 2.nd Update - Opening of CIP-Pools

We dont plan to reopen our CIP pools normally during WS 2020/21.

The reason for this decision is the configuration of the AC system for our rooms. At this time the AC system use only outside air and hence the temperature in the rooms will follow the outside temperature. This is bad for our IT equipment and a bad working condition.

We will restrict the AC system for our rooms and will reevaluate the situation in spring. Without an unrestricted AC system we cant reopen the rooms.

10-21-2020 13:00 | Signup for accounts WS 20/21

All relevant information about the signup for accounts for the IT services for students of the Institut für Informatik can be found here.

9-21-2020 06:00 | Update zu Zugang zu den CIP-Pools

We dont plan to reopen our CIP pools normally during WS 2020/21.

It is possible that the rooms Sibirien and Gobi will be open in WS. This reopening depends on a evaluation of the AC system in the building.

If we reopen this two rooms, there will be requirements und restrictions.

  • shorter opening hours
  • only small numbers of users
  • you have to register on entering
  • you have to use a face mask
  • you have to keep a safe distance

All other rooms will stay closed.

7-29-2020 06:00 | Gitlab Update sends Confirmation emails for registered email addresses

We will apply an update to gitlab on THU 30. July 2020 evening. This update will send Confirmation emails for registered email addresses in gitlab to some users. The reason for this is a bug in an older version of gitlab which allowed users to circumvent the confirmation of their email addresses until the bug was fixed. The current update sends the aforementioned confirmation emails to all users who could have used this bug. You need to confirm all email adresses registerd in your gitlab account to regain access to it.

7-20-2020 06:00 | BigBlueButton Server

We now provide BigBlueButton server for students and employees of the Institut für Informatik. Further information on the service page for bbb.

7-1-2020 06:00 | Maintenance window for home fileservers on Sa. 04 of June 2020

From 14:00 to 15:00 on Sa. 04 of June 2020 we will be performing necessary maintenance work on the fileservers for the home and big dirs. During that window access to the fileservers can be unavailable at any time. This will lead to problems with still running SLURM Jobs.

6-15-2020 06:00 | New servers for CIP webmail

We will switch webmail.cip to new servers On monday the 22. of June 2020. The version of the webmail software Roundcube stays the same. We will copy user profiles (addressbooks and other settings) to the new server on Fr. the 19. of June 20202

The old server will still be running for a few days after the 22. because it can take some DNS servers a few days to realize the move. For about 99% of all users the move should be done in under 10min. Please check profile changes a few days after the 22. and redo them if necessary just to be on the safe side.

It can take a few minutes for the new servers to be available during the move on Mo.

4-24-2020 06:00 | Zulip server

We now provide a chat server via Zulip for students and employees of the Institut für Informatik. Further information on the service page for Zulip.

4-3-2020 06:00 | RBG consultation hours per mumble

The RBG consultation hours will be held via mumble due to the current corona measures. Further information can be found on the (RBG webpage)

3-11-2020 06:00 | All CIP pools are closed because of Corona-Virus prevention measures

All CIP pools will be remain closed until further notice due to meassures intended to limit the spread of the Corona-Virus. The computers will still be available through SLURM. Our remote services are not affected by these measures-

If there are compelling, urgent reasons you can contact us (mail/tel) and we can allow you access to the printers or computers.

If these measures cause problems with exams please contact the exam supervisor. They will be able to find a pragmatic solution for your problem.

See also LMU news. See also IFI news.

3-4-2020 06:00 | RBG consultation hour changes

The RBG conultation hours will be from 14:00 to 15:00 uring the current courses free time and the summer term 2020 because of operational reasons.

Outside of these hours you can come by without any guaranties. Otherwise please make an appointment via email.

12-30-2019 06:00 | RBG consultation hour changes

From the 30th of December 2019 up to and including the 6th of Januar 2020 the RBG consultation hours are from 2pm to 3pm.

You can try a visit at other times, but there is no guarantee. In case of urgency, please contact the RBG by email for an appointment.

10-16-2019 06:00 | Signup for an CIP account WS 2019/20

Our new web based system for signup for an CIP account is finished - hopefully without errors. You can find the relevant infos here.

10-10-2019 06:00 | Reopening Luna

We hope to reopen Luna at thursday 17th of october.

8-2-2019 06:00 | Luna closed for a few weeks

Staring at friday 2019/8/2 the room Luna(Amalienstr.) is closed. The computers in this room are down.
Reason: working constructions
Date of reopening: due to announce

8-2-2019 06:00 | RBG consultation time changes

Friday 2019/8/2, RBG consultation time is canceled.

7-26-2019 06:00 | New Dropbox client installed

Some time ago, Dropbox restricted their client software. Due to this restriction our users cant use their Dropbox with the installed client.

Dropbox has rolled back this restriction and we have installed the new Dropbox client. Now, you can use your dropbox as usual.

7-26-2019 06:00 | RBG consultation time changes

Today, 26.7, RBG consultation time is canceled.

6-5-2019 06:00 | RBG consultation hour changes

From the 6th of June 2019 up to and including the 11th of June 2019 the RBG consultation hours are from 2pm to 3pm.

You can try a visit at other times, but there is no guarantee. In case of urgency, please contact the RBG by email for an appointment.

5-3-2019 06:00 | RBG consultation hour changes

From 3th May 2019 to 7th May 2019 the RBG consultation hours are from 2pm to 3pm.

You can try a visit at other times, but there is no guarantee. In case of urgency, please contact the RBG by email for an appointment.

4-1-2019 13:00 | Gitlab2 released

On April 1st 2019 we will release a new and up to date Gitlab version under gitlab2.cip.ifi.lmu.de.

No new accounts will be created for the old version under gitlab.cip.ifi.lmu.de. This version will be shut down at the end of 2019

  • Every student with a CIP-Pool login can create an account for the new Gitlab in cipconf.
  • Further informations and manual on how to port projects to the new Gitlab can be found “here”

3-21-2019 13:00 | RBG consulting hour/Sibirien/Gobi/DSL - Restrictions

Today (2019-3-21), we have to close the section of the building that the RBG office, Sibirien, Gobi and DSL/Kalahari is a part of. This restriction is due to construction works near this area.

2-21-2019 10:00 | SLURM Limits

We introduced user limits to SLURM today.

At the moment the only limit is 25 concurrent jobs per user. You can put more jobs into the queue but only 25 will compute at any moment.

12-17-2018 10:00 | RBG consultation hour changes

From 27th december 2018 to 18th januar 2019 the RBG consultation hours are from 2pm to 3pm.

You can try a visit at other times, but there is no guarantee. In case of urgency, please contact the RBG by email for an appointment.

10-31-2018 12:00 | New fileserver / Homedir move

The move is done. - We are upgrading our fileservers with new hardware at saturday/sunday, november the 10th/11th. Therefor we have to move the user home directories onto the new fileserver. For this reason there will be some service restrictions during the move.

Further informations on the process and potential restrictions can be found here.

10-15-2018 15:00 | Info page IT operations WS18/19

Infos about IT changes for WS18/19 can be found here.

10-2-2018 15:00 | Test computer for the new OS version Ubunutu 18.04 at Student Computer Room Gobi

At Student Computer Room Gobi are some dedicated computers with our new OS Version Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for testing purposes.

At begin of the lecture period the RBG will upgrade all computers at the Student Computer Rooms to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. In order to find potential problems there are some computers at Student Computer Room Gobi for testing purposes. Furthermore there is a small remote pool with the address rdp-u18t.cip.ifi.lmu.de or ssh-u18t.cip.ifi.lmu.de for testing via RDP and ssh.

Please note!

  • Testing start at thursday noon (4.10.18)
  • When you use a test computer then some private configuration will be changed through new software version like XFC the graphical user interface. As a result it is possible you could encouter problems if you changed back to “old” computers. There are no problems with a test via ssh.
  • Report problems to RBG!
  • There will be an info page with further infos about changes through the new version soon.

10-1-2018 15:00 | Signup for accounts WS 18/19

All relevant information about the signup for accounts for the IT services for students of the Institut für Informatik can be found here.

8-31-2018 13:00 | Hardware Giveaway

The RBG is giving away old hardware to students again. This time it is PCs. The PCs in question are about 11 yrs old, have 4GB of RAM and 80GB of HDD

The PCs can be found in Kalahari and Antarktis ready to be taken away. Please note the announcement there for further informations.

All hardware is already taken

5-24-2018 10:00 | Neue RBG Website

The RBG has a new website.

There are several reasons for that:

  • The old website was no longer up-to-date. Especially for mobile devices with smaller screens.

  • It was past time to unclutter and restructure the contents.

  • The DSGVO which is now in force.

Sadly the last reason is a hard deadline. Which accounts for the contents not being as complete as we would have liked them to be. We will change this in the weeks to come.

4-1-2018 10:00 | Discontinuation of mail forwarding for @cip.ifi.lmu.de and @stud.ifi.lmu.de email addresses

From 1.10.2018 onward all forwarding of emails for recipient domains @cip.ifi.lmu.de and @stud.ifi.lmu.de ( and the corresponding long format informatik.uni-muenchen.de) to external mail providers will be discontinued.

All email sent to these addresses will then only be delivered to the local mailbox residing on the mailsystem of the IfI. The emails can be read there. The only exceptions will be forwards within the IfI and CIS.

Reason for this decision

There are tree reasons for this decision.

Fewer and fewer (external) mail providers accept forwards and a rising number have announced such actions for the near future. By accepting only emails sent directly from the owner of the originating mail domain they aim to achieve two results. Firstly this should improve the proof of authenticity of emails and secondly it should reduce SPAM.

Forwarding emails negatively impacts the reputation of our mail system. Mail providers use this reputation (e.g. through blacklists) to determine if SPAM might originate from our mail system. This can even lead to a complete rejection of all mail from our system. The reason for the negative impact is that all our anti SPAM meassures notwithstanding a small amount of SPAM still gets forwarded.

External mail providers sometimes reject mails from our system because of reasons like unknown recipient, mailbox full, technical issues etc. But a lot of our services are dependant on a functioning email reception.

What does this mean for me?

This change is not as bad as it first appears to be. Most good mail clients have a feature which transparently integrates mail from different mail accounts into one virtual mailbox. Just google for your mail client and terms like “unified inbox”, “unified folder” or “global inbox”.