ATTNET Service Users
We have been notified that the State of Alabama will no longer subsidize in-state long distance (ATTNET) service. Currently, this service is accessed by campus and hospital extensions by dialing 8+1 + area code + number for in -state long distance calls.
The ATTNET service will be discontinued as of 9/28/2012. After this date, all long distance calls must be completed by dialing 9+1 + area code + number. Standard UAB long distance rates will apply (currently $.05/minute). Any calls made using the 8+1 dialing code after 9/28/2012 will receive an announcement stating that ATTNET service is no longer available.
We apologize for any inconvenience this last minute change may cause. If you have any questions, or issues reprogramming auto-dialers, please contact our help desk at 4-7777.
UAB & National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2012
UAB has three applications that will be impacted by the end of life for Oracle Java 6. On July 3rd, the Oracle Java automatic update service will begin upgrading Java runtime environments (JRE) to Java 7. Faculty, students and staff that use Blackboard Learn and the portions of Banner and Oracle that are built on the "Oracle Forms" product, will need to continue to use Java 6 on their computers until further notice.
Special adjustments to your computer systems will likely be required to maintain this Java 6 configuration. Disabling Java Update increases the risk to malware infection and will increase the effort required to manage vulnerabilities for this software product. UAB IT is continuing to monitor the capability of the products that are currently dependent on Java 6 and will recommend that this automatic update feature be reinstated as soon as possible.
Students: for more information on how to setup your computer see http://www.uab.edu/it/instech/blackboard/faq.html and click on your appropriate operating system.
Faculty/Staff: please contact your computer support staff to ensure that your computer is configured properly to prevent any issues with this Java change.
If you have any issues or concerns please contactAskIT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-996-5555.