Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresdner Studentennetz

Fiber link to Gerokstraße


Written by Sebastian Trebbin, 2018-06-25. Permalink

Due to the expansion of the Studentenwerk owned fiber network, we could connect the dormitory Gerokstraße 38 over fiber to our core network. With this change we increased the uplink bandwidth to 10 Gbit/s, so also the members in Gerokstraße can use the full speed concurrently.

Confirmation of new constitution

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Written by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-06-15. Permalink

During the last general assembly we changed our constitution. On the 17th of May the Students' Council of TU Dresden accepted our changes, the minutes of that meeting will get linked here as soon as they are published.

The main changes were the removal of an inactive rule regarding voting remotely via telecommunication, and we removed the strict limit on our activities to the area of Dresden, so that we can now help the students in Tharandt and beyond as well.

Network changes in Hochschulstraße


Written by Richard Mörbitz, 2018-06-13. Permalink

Due to firmware updates on our network access components there will be short interruptions in internet connectivity on 16th June between 10am and 2pm.

We give our best to keep them as short as possible and apologize for the inconvenience.

Lightning Strike Neuberinstraße


Written by Felix Kluge, 2018-06-11. Permalink

Due to a lightning strike on 10th of june 2018 our network equipment at Neuberinstraße got heavily damaged. We try to replace all affected devices as soon as possible. Sadly the devices have to be replaced before a network connection is possible again.

Update 2018-06-18: Over the last week we replaced the affected hardware, since Saturday your connections are reenabled. Please make sure to use the updated settings! IP-addresses have to be acquired dynamically via DHCP, the old static configurations do not work anymore.

Traffic volume increased to 10 GiB/d

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Written by Julian Fölsch, 2018-05-30. Permalink

After oberserving the traffic over the last few weeks we are increasing the traffic volume to 10GiB/d, starting now! The next upgrade will be discussed when our uplink capacity to the ZIH is increased.

No office hours on 2018-06-07

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Written by Julian Fölsch, 2018-05-30. Permalink

Due to our annual dinner there will be no office hours next Thursday, 2018-06-07.

HTTP Cache for Steam available at Hochschulstraße now


Written by Richard Mörbitz, 2018-05-22. Permalink

Due to the network changes at the last weekend, the steam cache is available for members at Hochschulstraße as well now.

Once you have enabled the service in your usersuite, your downloads from Steam will be redirected to our cache. With that you reduce bandwith usage on our uplink to the university and improve the quality of services in our network.

Network changes in Hochschulstraße


Written 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.

Traffic quota increased to 5 GiB/d

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Written 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.

Results of the general assembly

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Written 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.

DE-CIX outage

All student houses

Written 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).