Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresdner Studentennetz

HTTP Cache for Steam available at Hochschulstraße now


Written by Richard Mörbitz, 2018-05-22. Permalink

Due to the network changes at the last weekend, the steam cache is available for members at Hochschulstraße as well now.

Once you have enabled the service in your usersuite, your downloads from Steam will be redirected to our cache. With that you reduce bandwith usage on our uplink to the university and improve the quality of services in our network.

Network changes in Hochschulstraße


Written by Richard Mörbitz, 2018-05-16. Permalink

We're going to perform changes in the network infrastructure of our dormitories Hochschulstraße 46 and 48 on the 19th of May 2018 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. During this period connectivity issues and outages are to be expected. After that, we can provide services there that have been available in other buildings for quite some time. We try to keep the outages as short as possible. The international guesthouse (Hochschulstraße 50) is not affected.

Those who are interested are invited to visit us in our office (basement of Hochschulstraße 46) during the operation.

Traffic quota increased to 5 GiB/d

All members

Written by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-05-12. Permalink

Thanks to our latest agreement with the TU Dresden IT department (ZIH), we are happy to announce an increase of the traffic quota to 5 GiB per day (105 GiB cap) for all members. This change will take effect tonight.

In the next weeks we will assess the situation and decide upon our next actions towards further improvements.

Results of the general assembly

All members

Written by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-04-19. Permalink

Yesterday we elected a new executive board.

5th and 6th board members are now Lena Jurkschat and Anna Elisa Theumer, the treasurer and vice treasurer are Willi Meißner and Florian Lamprecht, the chairman and vice chairman are Friedrich Zahn and Simon Hanisch.

Furthermore a supplementary budget was passed, and changes to our constitution and regulations were made.

The changed constitution needs to get approval of the Studentenrat of TU Dresden before taking effect.

The minutes and updated documents will be made public once available.

Update 2018-05-08: The minutes are now available in the minutes section. The changes to the team regulations are online as well. The changes to our constitution have to get approval of the Studentenrat before they take effect.

DE-CIX outage

All student houses

Written by Justin Künzel, 2018-04-10. Permalink

Since yesterday evening there is a partial outage. Cause is a power outage at the internet exchange DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main. Not only we are affected, but several providers in Germany.

According to the Twitter account of DE-CIX the problem will be resolved in 1 - 2 hours (2.30 am).

Load tests of our infrastructure

All members

Written by Florian Lamprecht, 2018-04-04. Permalink

On the 8th of April from 12am to 8pm the performance of network and server resources might degrade.

Reason is the load test of some components, needed for future WiFi deployment.

Invitation to General Assembly

All members

Written by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-04-04. Permalink

On the 18th of April 2018 at 7pm a general assembly of the AG DSN will take place at our NOC on Räcknitzhöhe 35.

Topics of the meeting will be:

  • Discharge and election of the executive board
  • Passing a supplementary budget for 2018
  • Changes to our constitution and regulations.

All details and the agenda can be found in the invitation (in German).

Discussion of the supplementary budget on 2018-03-22

All members

Written by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-03-19. Permalink

In preparation of our next general assembly we will meet this Thursday, 2018-03-22, at 7 pm at our NOC on Räcknitzhöhe 35 to discuss the first supplementary budget for 2018.

All members are welcome to participate and voice their opinions on the usage of our funds.

Maintenance Hochschulstraße


Written by Richard Mörbitz, 2018-03-03. Permalink

We're going to perform maintenance work in our dormitory Hochschulstraße on the 5th of March 2018 between 7:30 and 11:30 pm. During this period connectivity issues and outages are to be expected. We try to keep them as short as possible.

New service - HTTP Cache for Steam

All student houses except Gerok- and Hochschulstraße

Written by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-03-03. Permalink

We are happy to announce a new service for our members, an HTTP cache. Once you enable the service in your usersuite, downloads from the supported services (currently only Steam) are redirected to an internal server, which is caching all downloaded data. Therefore multiple downloads of the same data only need to be fetched from the internet once.

The aim of this service is to reduce bandwidth usage on our uplink to the university, and to provide an improved experience, since our local network is much more capable.

We tested the service extensively, but please be aware that it will never move beyond a beta status, due to the inherent dependencies on the cached services. If you experince problems, we can only provide limited help, and you might have to disable it again.

More technical information, a list of the supported services and know problems can be found here.

Office hours during the semester break

All student houses

Written by Markus Helbig, 2018-02-21. Permalink

In March our office hours will be:

  • Borsbergstraße 34, 7th floor, on Mondays, 8-9pm
  • Hochschulstraße 46, basement, on Mondays, 7-7.30pm
  • Wundtstraße 5, ground floor, on Thursdays, 7-8pm

There will be no support hours on Easter Monday.

You can still contact us via the contact form.

The AG DSN wishes you a restful semester break.