August 23, 2007


There has been a redirect from to put in place. Feel free to take a look at how it works.

A thought would be to include the correct URL on anything going out from the department from now on, such as:

1. Signature file attached to your email
2. Literature about the Department or specific programs within
3. Syllabi
4. Departmental and Teaching/Research websites

These suggestions are not just for advertising the new URL for PLPA, but can also be used for your own web sites. Please feel free to ask questions.


Modem Pool Expiration

The UMN Modem Pool will be discontinued after December 31, 2007. Updates on the transition can be found on NTS website Alternatives will be added to

August 22, 2007

Grad Lab Access and Policies

Coming this Fall, the policies governing the Grad Lab will be changing with the replacing of all the PCs with 4 new Dell Optiplex 745 and 2 20" iMacs with the Intel Core 2 Duo. There will be restructuring within the room based on Grad Student needs along with the changing of the code to the Grad Lab.

An email to all Grad Students will go out with these new policies along with a code to access the Grad Lab.

PLPA Website Migration

All PLPA websites have been moved or will be moved to the cfans server. This means that coafes and agri will no longer be used in website URLs.

Example and are now

  1. Due to these changes, some sites are not working, whereas, others are. Either way, double check the address of your website in the address bar of your browser to make sure your site isn't being redirected to the cfans server.
  2. FTP settings are now different if your website is housed on the cfans server and is no longer being displayed if you use coafes or agri in the web address. Contact Robb Miller for help.