10.23.12 SOARFIN Scheduled Outage and Maintenance

    SOARFIN will be down for two hours to apply required updates to the database beginning Friday evening, October 26, beginning at 9 p.m. Go to for up-to-date news. If you need to address an issue concerning any of these outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

    10.18.2012 - Phishing Email Alert

    PHISHING ATTEMPT: If you receive an email stating what's below, do not respond to the email or click any of the links. Delete immediately. For more information, contact the Help Desk at 601.266.4357.

    Phishing email example:
    "Your Email Account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2012 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and your important files. A DGTFX virus has been detected in your folders. To re-validate your mailbox please CLICK HERE

    Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience.
    System Administrator "

    10.09.12 SOAR Scheduled Outage and Maintenance

    SOAR will be down to perform important changes and maintenance to the database Thursday evening, October 11 at 9:30 p.m. through Sunday, October 14 until approximately 12 p.m. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause, and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve the issues.

    While we work to make our network better, go to for up-to-date news. If you need to address an issue concerning any of these outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    New and Improved Wireless for Students

    The university is excited to announce the new and improved wireless access for students on campus. The new encrypted wireless network “USM” is available on Monday, October 1, 2012; to access this network students must complete a one-time configuration by first connecting to the “USM Help” network. This configuration process will only take a few minutes to complete. Once completed, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the USM website. No longer will you have to enter your CampusID and password each time to access the wireless network at Southern Miss! For an additional convenience, all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including phones and tablets, may also be configured to access the “USM” wireless network.

    If you need assistance to configure your device, go to the iTech website and click on Service Catalog/Connections and Accounts/Student Wireless ( or you may call the iTech Help Desk at 601-266-HELP(4357).

    Faculty/Staff will start using this network in the near future; watch for additional communications.

    Scheduled Outage and Maintenance: Web Servers and Applications

    There will be a scheduled university-wide outage on selected web servers and applications. This will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11, beginning at 9 p.m. and will take a couple of hours to complete. Please plan your work accordingly. To address an issue concerning this outage, contact the Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) before Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Up-to-date news on all scheduled outages and maintenance is available at

    Web servers that will be affected are as follows:
    Ad Astra
    Catalog Server
    Lime Survey
    PeopleSoft BugZilla

    Applications that will be affected are as follows:
    FileMaker Pro
    File Share
    Pharos (printing in the computer lab)
    Police (ARMS)
    Post Office Trakpad
    Xerox Free Flow