Harvard University IT security personnel discovered an intrusion on their network. As a precaution they are requiring users to change their passwords. HMDC systems were *not* attacked and no intrusion of our systems has been detected. However, in following best practice in an intrusion event we are requiring RCE users to also change their passwords. Some of you may have recently changed passwords, and we apologize for any inconvenience, but theRead more about RCE Password change in response to recent Harvard security incident
Things to check if you are unable to connect to the RCE:
Is there an active outage? All outages are posted to the outage notifier (the widget in the top right of your RCE session), the RCE calendar, and to our outages mailing list in advance of planned maintenance windows. You can also check the HMDC status page. For more information, visit our RCE outages page.
Are you over quota? If your home directory goes over 2GB, you won't be able to log in to a RCE desktop. Log in via SSH to clean up your home directory. See, How Do I Check My Quota? for more information.