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Upgraded Linux GL environment for Fall 2018

As part of our commitment to modernization and security, DoIT has upgraded the Linux GL environment to be most up to date version of Fedora Linux.  This change upgrades most software packages to newer version that have been requested for classes for sometime. We’d like to mention a couple important notes regarding this upgrade.

  • We’ve created legacy.gl.umbc.edu that will continue to be served by the existing Red Hat Enterprise 6 servers for this Academic Year (AY18-19)

  • We have increased the security of encryption for logins. This will mean that upon first login to these new systems, you will be prompted and need to accept the updated “key”

If you have any concerns, questions or notice any issues with the new linux.gl environment, please contact the Technology Support Center either submitting a support request at my.umbc.edu/help or calling (410) 455-3838.

Thanks! Tim Champ
Manager of Unix Infrastructure

Posted: August 24, 2018, 10:41 AM