One of IT's network vendors strongly recommends an immediate software upgrade for security reasons. Installing the upgrade requires a full Internet outage for 15 minutes. Because this is a critical update, it will be implemented early tomorrow morning (Thursday, February 7) at 4:00 AM.
Regardless of whether you are on campus or off campus, you will not be able to access any rice.edu web site, application or system through the Internet between 4:00 AM and 4:15 AM Thursday morning, February 7, 2013. If you have logged onto to a web site (email, OWL-Space, Banner, etc.), your connection will be dropped at 4:00 AM.
All Internet traffic to and from Rice.edu web sites will resume at 4:15 AM.
Updates will be posted to the IT web site: it.rice.edu