[LON-CAPA-admin] Status of *.loncapa.org web sites and e-mail to loncapa.org addresses as of June 4th

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at loncapa.org
Thu Jun 4 14:52:05 EDT 2020

Hello all,

A temporary change in MSU's campus firewall rules is responsible for the 

(a) e-mail sent to @lon-capa.org and @lite.msu.edu e-mail addresses 
which originates from outside the MSU network is currently undeliverable.

(b) *.loncapa.org web sites are currently inaccessible if accessed from 
outside the MSU network.

(c) LON-CAPA nodes for the msudemo and msuk12 domains are unavailable.

Note: access to the main MSU LON-CAPA production nodes, i.e, msu domain 
(including s10.lite.msu.edu), is unaffected, and those nodes continue to 
operate normally.

So, currently (outside the MSU network): (1) yum updates will fail on 
your LON-CAPA servers, and (2) if you send a post to any of the LON-CAPA 
mailing lists your post will not reach the list (or indeed the list 
admin), and (3) web access to LON-CAPA's bug tracker: bugs.loncapa.org, 
and the source code repository: source.loncapa.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi 
are unavailable.

My recommendation would be to disable entries for the lon-capa repos on 
your LON-CAPA node(s) by adding this line:


for any entries for loncapa repos in /etc/yum.conf or 

Once access to install.loncapa.org is available again from outside the 
MSU network I will send an announcement to this list, at which point you
can remove the enabled=0 line.

In the meantime if you have questions about LON-CAPA which you would 
usually post to one of the LON-CAPA mailing lists you'll need to send an 
e-mail directly to raeburn AT msu.edu

Thank you,

Stuart Raeburn
LON-CAPA Academic Consortium

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