Author Archives: Mary Backus

Some slowness in network server access expected today

We’re seeing an abnormally high level of traffic between our storage systems across data centers. The result of this is the user community will occasionally see slow data transfers. E.g. Opening or saving files to the network, retrieving email, mounting shared drives, etc… We expect to reach normal levels within the next 24 hours.

Alert Regarding New Phishing Emails

We have been alerted to some new phishing emails which have been received here at Middlebury. One example is:

Subject: (IRS) Identity Protection
To:
Internal Revenue Service.
Your 2014 1098-T tax Form is now available electronically on Banner Self-Service.

Update your IRS E-file immediately, click here to –
For your protection, this link would expire in six hours.

These messages are NOT legitimate. Please do NOT click on the provided link or disclose any information to the Google form linked to from the message. These messages can be very cleverly disguised, but we will NEVER ask for any identification information via email, so always remain wary of any such email. More information is available at http://go.middlebury.edu/phish

Middfiles is now available for use

We are pleased to announce the new middfiles structure is now up and available for use!
Please note the following changes:

You can now access middfiles at:

-for Windows/PC users – PLEASE RESTART/REBOOT your computer first – then you should not have to make any changes, but the new path is \\middlebury.edu\middfiles

-For Apple/Mac users – you will have to use the new server names & paths listed below.

afp://myhome.middlebury.edu (for home directories- your personal folders)

afp://orgs.middlebury.edu (for ORGS – your department folders)

afp://classes.middlebury.edu (for classfolders and curricular resources)

afp://shed.middlebury.edu (for software, studentorgs, committees, specialprojects, and others not mentioned above)

For more information on file servers and connections contact the helpdesk. helpdesk@middlebury.edu