IT will reboot the internal connectivity firewall early Saturday morning, February 16.
One of our network vendors has strongly recommended that we implement
a software upgrade in order to secure a possible vulnerability the
equipment that we use to exchange traffic between internal Rice networks.
To complete this update, Rice Networking will reboot Rice's internal firewall
at 5AM Saturday morning, February 16. Between 5:00 and 5:30 AM, you may notice
intermittent lapses in connectivity to Rice databases. No external
Internet traffic will be interrupted.
After this time, if you see any issues, please open a ticket via http://helpdesk.rice.edu.
Thank you for your patience while we make these improvements.
Updates will be posted to the IT web site: it.rice.edu