New CIS billing principles defined.
Get the WHOIguest key
WHOIguest is a wireless network intended to allow your short-term
visitors to get online. Laptops brought here by visitors
need not be registered in order to connect. A weekly key
is published on the internal website linked above so that
you can give it to your visitor to use when connecting.
We ask that WHOI employees not use the network but reserve
it for visitors only. WHOI internal services (VPN, printing,
access to internal websites) are not available when connected
to the WHOIguest network for security reasons.
the Spam digest service
CIS announces its Spam digest service, a daily personalized
list of messages that were blocked for your email account.
Because Spam rejection is an imperfect science, our intention
is to put the information regarding what we have blocked
for you into your hands. We also have developed more options
for viewing your list of rejected Spam.
Access incoming mail
at an External account
If you have another email account (e.g., Google, Yahoo,
MSN), there may be times during which you prefer to monitor
your new WHOI email messages using an external account.
Add an additional address to your LDAP settings! Then, all
email sent to your WHOI email account will go to your other
account as well as your WHOI account.
Sending Authenticated Email
CIS has defined an alternative Email configuration allowing you to send encrypted Email from outside WHOI
without a VPN connection. Authenticated Email will work
internally and externally, with or without a VPN connection.
As of 10AM this morning, WHOI's ftp server, ftp.whoi.edu,
is now being hosted on a new server. If you experience any difficulties,
please contact the CIS Helpdesk.
RAS 800-number username
Beginning on September 6, users connecting to the RAS 800-number
will be required to enter a valid 4-digit telephone billing
code as part of their RAS username.
Registration System (NetReg)
You can now use WHOI NetReg to connect your computer to
the WHOI network - faster and easier!
Email Archiving Service
CIS announces an e-mail archiving service. Additionally,
we are making available a platform-independent tool to search,
sort and read the email messages that you archive.
CIS announces a backup service available for computers attached
to WHOInet. We use a client installed on your system, your
connection to the network and a massive tape library.