|Authoritative Name Servers||ns1.oregonstate.edu, ns2.oregonstate.edu|
|Caching Name Servers for OSU||126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52|
|Policies||Domain Name Policy|
|DNS/DHCP Registration System||Maintain|
|DNS Information||List of OSU Domains|
DNS stands for "domain name service". In essence, it is a directory of names that point to services on the local network or the Internet. Computers communicate with each other over the Internet via IP addresses (e.g. 184.108.40.206). DNS provides human-friendly names for these IP addresses. For example: the DNS name www.oregonstate.edu points to the IP address 220.127.116.11.
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an Internet protocol for automating the configuration of computers on a network. DHCP can be used to automatically assign IP addresses, to deliver TCP/IP stack configuration parameters such as the subnet mask and default router, and to provide other configuration information such as the addresses for DNS servers.
Most OSU network registration is done via Maintain, an open source application developed at OSU. For general help with Maintain, network registration, or activating your ONID account, please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk.
As of August 3rd, 2013 Oregon State University's authoritative name servers ns1 and ns2 no longer answer recursive requests from outside of our network. This change was made to prevent our name servers from being used in DDoS attacks against other Internet hosts.
On March 22nd 2014, Network Services will replace Maintain with Cyder as our central IP address management solution. This new software will bring a revamped web interface, and more robust and extendable back-end design. This will allow us to deploy new functionality like IPv6 allocation/support, a RESTful API, DNS views, and more.
We're in the final stages of development and focused on feature parity between Maintain and Cyder. However, some functionality will be lacking at release. Additional features beyond what Maintain offered will have lower priority until we've matched Maintain. Included below is a list of major features and their estimated completion schedule.
Anticipated ready by release:
-New wireless self-registration system
-Bulk interface move
End of Summer:
-Other bulk operations (container moves, user permissions cloning)
-CSV mail/export from web interface
Changes since inital preview release:
-Related interface list now excludes interfaces with blank MAC addresses
-Range lists now include type column (static/dynamic)
-Range names migrated/shown
-Added combined static/dynamic interface view to System section called 'Interfaces'
-Properly migrate Interfaces to Legacy VRF, Campus site
-Overhauled inventory attribute creation/editing/storage
-Range usage displayed, and updated correctly now
-MAC address field on forms no longer mangles entries
-VRF/Site/VLAN/Network detail views show more related data
-Numerous bug fixes and UI tweaks/enhancements
Note: this list is not exhaustive and has been truncated to only include changes relevant to DCAs.