Scheduled Website and Internet Downtime
On Jan. 8 from midnight to 4 a.m., OIT will replace the University's firewall. This is being done prior to new student activity in order to increase network capacity and enable a better experience for students, faculty and staff. The extra bandwidth will ensure teaching and administrative activities are not negatively affected by a lack of bandwidth capacity as the school year progresses.
During this four-hour window, connection to the internet and services that rely on a connection to the internet will be unavailable. These services include Sakai, insidePacific and student e-mail. All incoming traffic to all three University websites will be redirected to http://emergency.pacific.edu, which will have updates regarding the replacement.
All precautions are being taken to ensure the environments are fully operational by the end of this maintenance window.
If you have any concerns regarding this replacement, please contact the Customer Support Center at 209.946.7400.