All membersWritten by Sebastian Geisler, Friedrich Zahn, 2018-02-07. Permalink
From April 1st 2018 our membership contribution will be raised from 3.50€ per month to 5.00€ per month. The increase was discussed and enacted on the last general assembly, for which you can read the corresponding minutes here. The main reasons for the increase are our continuing efforts to bring infrastructure scale WLAN to all dormitories, increasing costs of operation due to inflation and necessary replacements of old hardware.
To avoid interruptions of service please update potential recurring payments and pay the monthly difference for all months you already paid in advance. You can see your current account balance in the user suite.
Addition 2018-03-10: In the third episode of the MultiCast we spoke about the reasons for the increase, among other things. Unfortunately the podcast is only available in German.
HochschulstraßeWritten by Richard Mörbitz, 2018-05-16. Permalink
We're going to perform changes in the network infrastructure of our dormitories Hochschulstraße 46 and 48 on the 19th of May 2018 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. During this period connectivity issues and outages are to be expected. After that, we can provide services there that have been available in other buildings for quite some time. We try to keep the outages as short as possible. The international guesthouse (Hochschulstraße 50) is not affected.
Those who are interested are invited to visit us in our office (basement of Hochschulstraße 46) during the operation.
All membersWritten by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-05-12. Permalink
Thanks to our latest agreement with the TU Dresden IT department (ZIH), we are happy to announce an increase of the traffic quota to 5 GiB per day (105 GiB cap) for all members. This change will take effect tonight.
In the next weeks we will assess the situation and decide upon our next actions towards further improvements.
All membersWritten by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-04-19. Permalink
Yesterday we elected a new executive board.
5th and 6th board members are now Lena Jurkschat and Anna Elisa Theumer, the treasurer and vice treasurer are Willi Meißner and Florian Lamprecht, the chairman and vice chairman are Friedrich Zahn and Simon Hanisch.
Furthermore a supplementary budget was passed, and changes to our constitution and regulations were made.
The changed constitution needs to get approval of the Studentenrat of TU Dresden before taking effect.
The minutes and updated documents will be made public once available.
Update 2018-05-08: The minutes are now available in the minutes section. The changes to the team regulations are online as well. The changes to our constitution have to get approval of the Studentenrat before they take effect.
All student housesWritten by Justin Künzel, 2018-04-10. Permalink
Since yesterday evening there is a partial outage. Cause is a power outage at the internet exchange DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main. Not only we are affected, but several providers in Germany.
According to the Twitter account of DE-CIX the problem will be resolved in 1 - 2 hours (2.30 am).
All membersWritten by Florian Lamprecht, 2018-04-04. Permalink
On the 8th of April from 12am to 8pm the performance of network and server resources might degrade.
Reason is the load test of some components, needed for future WiFi deployment.
All membersWritten by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-04-04. Permalink
On the 18th of April 2018 at 7pm a general assembly of the AG DSN will take place at our NOC on Räcknitzhöhe 35.
Topics of the meeting will be:
All details and the agenda can be found in the invitation (in German).
All membersWritten by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-03-19. Permalink
In preparation of our next general assembly we will meet this Thursday, 2018-03-22, at 7 pm at our NOC on Räcknitzhöhe 35 to discuss the first supplementary budget for 2018.
All members are welcome to participate and voice their opinions on the usage of our funds.
HochschulstraßeWritten by Richard Mörbitz, 2018-03-03. Permalink
We're going to perform maintenance work in our dormitory Hochschulstraße on the 5th of March 2018 between 7:30 and 11:30 pm. During this period connectivity issues and outages are to be expected. We try to keep them as short as possible.
All student houses except Gerok- and HochschulstraßeWritten by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-03-03. Permalink
We are happy to announce a new service for our members, an HTTP cache. Once you enable the service in your usersuite, downloads from the supported services (currently only Steam) are redirected to an internal server, which is caching all downloaded data. Therefore multiple downloads of the same data only need to be fetched from the internet once.
The aim of this service is to reduce bandwidth usage on our uplink to the university, and to provide an improved experience, since our local network is much more capable.
We tested the service extensively, but please be aware that it will never move beyond a beta status, due to the inherent dependencies on the cached services. If you experince problems, we can only provide limited help, and you might have to disable it again.
More technical information, a list of the supported services and know problems can be found here.
All student housesWritten by Markus Helbig, 2018-02-21. Permalink
In March our office hours will be:
There will be no support hours on Easter Monday.
You can still contact us via the contact form.
The AG DSN wishes you a restful semester break.