Problems connecting to popeye, pyrite, ren, cstc, etc?

As of July 6, 2014, we have restricted these machines to campus-only and VPN access.

All ISU students, faculty & staff have access to the VPN (click here for details).

Department News

  • Late October 2014: Computer Science's email service ( is being migrated to ISU's central IT servers. No downtime is expected.
  • October 15, 2014: Computer Science's DNS servers were replaced between 5 and 7 am.
  • August 10, 2014: Most Computer Science servers–including pyrite, popeye, ren, and cstc–have switched to Iowa State authentication. The same username that accesses CyMail and ASW now works for CS servers!
  • July 6, 2014: Several Computer Science servers–including pyrite, popeye, ren, and cstc–have been moved to private IPs. The ISU VPN ( must now be used to connect from off-campus.
  • June 27, 2014: Pearson & Atanasoff were affected by a campus network outage. Remote access servers were offline during the outage.

Durham (ITS) News and Outages

The following is an RSS feed of the critical event log published by ITS in Durham Hall. Any comments / questions / suggestions for ITS should be directed to Durham Hall. You can contact Durham by dialing 4-4000 on campus, or emailing

  • Emergency maintenance for virtual server environment (2015/04/16 18:07)
    A problem was discovered in the virtual server environment that is currently impacting 12 virtual servers.  Administrators are working to resolve the issue.
  • Aastra phone service quality and connection issues (2015/04/15 21:39)
    Due to an Internet2 service outage, users of the Aastra phone system experienced issues with call quality and connections between 4:15 and 5:10pm on Wednesday, April 15th. Internet2 rerouted the system as of 5:10pm and service was restored at that time. Although service has returned to normal, Int...
  • Aastra Voice System Maintenance (Completed) (2015/04/09 07:29)
    The planned Aastra phone system maintenance was complete as of 7am this morning.
  • Cyfiles (Resolved) (2015/04/08 16:47)
    Cyfiles has been fixed and is working again.

Critical Event Log

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