July 2017

Tutorial: Getting started with web development using Vagrant/VirtualBox

Due to the interest received towards development/programming, in this blog post we're going to take the time to detail how to get started with web development using a local virtual machine environment.  We'll also go over how to write a simple "Hello World" script in PHP.  

  • git installed on host machine
  • Install VirtualBox
  • Install Vagrant
  • Ensure VirutalBox + Vagrant are compatible.
  • PuTTY or some other SSH client (Windows only, native in Linux)
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New Duo On-Screen Notices

On July 20th, Information Technology Services (ITS) enabled new security features in the Duo two-factor authentication system intended to inform people when their device has outdated software installed. This change adds new messaging when authenticating with Duo that notifies users that their devices are using outdated versions of Flash, Java or operating systems (e.g. Windows, MacOS, Apple iOS, etc).  These changes apply to both desktop and mobile devices.

This informational banner does not prevent authentication or access. It is meant to inform.  It is hoped

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CITEC Town Hall Meetings

IMPORTANT UPDATE: CITEC has rescheduled the second Town Hall for Tuesday, July 25 (previously scheduled for July 21).  The streaming link has been updated for the second meeting to be http://citec.financials.utexas.edu/resources/stream2
Since May, the Central IT Executive Commission (CITEC) has been working to identify potential immediate savings opportunities in UT's Information Technology Services (ITS) offerings and recommend which IT
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How to Keep Linux from Hanging Up on You

When you run a command, in either the foreground or the background, on a Linux or Unix system and then either log out or get disconnected, the command you were running is normally killed.  However, there are ways to prevent this "hangup" situation from occurring.


The first and oldest method is to use the "nohup" (no hang up) command.   The "nohup" command instructs your process to ignore the SIGHUP signal that would normally shut it down at logout or when your session disconnects. This allows you to leave

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Fourth of July Holiday

In observance of the 4th of July holiday, UT offices including the CNS Office of Information Technology will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

As always, if you need help over the holiday, please submit a help desk ticket at https://www.cns.utexas.edu/help/, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible after we return to work on Wednesday, July 5th.

We hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.

Written by CNS OIT staff
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