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

  • Load balancer maintenance (2015/04/03 17:00)
    Starting at 5pm on Friday, April 3rd we will be working with the vendor on rebuilding the connection between Durham and ASB for the load balancer servicing VDI, Kuali, and Web Dev. No interruptions to service are anticipated.
  • SecurID Server Software Updates (Completed) (2015/04/01 12:12)
    Updates installed successfully. No foolin'.
  • Aastra phone system maintenance (Completed) (2015/03/31 08:03)
    The planned Aastra phone system maintenance was complete as of 7am this morning.
  • SecurID Server Software Updates (2015/03/30 12:35)
    The primary and replica RSA SecurID servers have software patches applied. During this time authentication requests from SecurID agents will be handled by the replica server, but no administrative tasks such as user/token/agent provisioning or PIN/password changes will be possible. The primary serve...

Critical Event Log

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