August, 2012:

Secondary DNS Service Impacted

During the morning of August 28, 2012 starting at approximately 02:34 PDT, an excessive amount of high PPS UDP traffic was directed at our Secondary DNS service for several hours. In response we activated remote triggered blackholes with our transit providers for the impacted IPv4 addresses. During this time we monitored our netflow data in an attempt to minimize disruptions to Secondary DNS. Only IPv4 was impacted, queries over IPv6 were uninterrupted. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Roundcube Webmail Notifications

We just enabled a plugin for our Roundcube webmail option that supports HTML5 desktop notifications in response to a customer request for such a feature. There are now three new settings under “Mailbox View” in the Preferences tab of the settings screen for new message notifications:

To take advantage of desktop notifications you’ll want to enable the “display desktop notifications on new message” option and your browser must support HTML5 notifications.

Mars Science Laboratory Lands!

Congratulations to the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team for a successful landing of the rover “Curiosity” on Mars.

The left image is the front hazcam with the shadow of the rover on the surface of Mars, while the right image is the rear hazcam with a wheel and the horizon the distance.