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

  • Mail connection issues (2015/08/25 13:48)
    We are receiving reports of Microsoft Outlook connection issues. These issues have been reported to the vendor and they are working to find a resolution.
  • SecurID Server Software Updates (Resolved) (2015/08/25 10:01)
    Updates applied successfully.
  • SecurID Server Software Updates (2015/08/21 10:34)
    Software patches will be applied to the primary and replica RSA SecurID servers. 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...
  • Linden Node Power Migration (Completed) (2015/08/19 08:05)
    All work is complete.

Critical Event Log

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