Mallard will receive a significant upgrade Thursday, January 17th between 5am - 6am. During this time users should refrain from updating web content hosted by mallard (personal webspace excluded).
This upgrade will bring mallard up-to-date with current technology and give our server administrators more flexibility in providing additional options to our users. One of these options to be implemented in the near future will be increasing the available quota from 100MB to 10GB for University home directories and web space.
An additional significant enhancement will be the change of authentication method for mallard to verify passwords against active directory. AD will also become the group management system for Unix groups.
Note: There should be no interruptions in viewing web content and users should not need to change their processes for updating web content.
If you experience any problems, please contact the OIT HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-4944.