C&CZ is the IT department for research and education of the Faculty of Science of Radboud University.


Feel free to contact us about any IT related problem, but specifically about science accounts and science services like e-mail, data storage, gitlab, VPN, ssh and surveys, but also about laptops, desktops, linux login servers, compute clusters, software licenses, poster or 3d printing. Also contact us for questions about security, privacy or data-leaks.


For questions about printing, phones, RU accounts, MS365, RU website, network connections, please contact the RU Helpdesk.

Access network shares via other network protocols   news

If you use C&CZ storage, you now have the new option to access these via network protocols other than SMB (for Windows and macOS) and NFS (for Linux), namely: sftp: a secure variant of FTP https: a (read-only) view of the share for browsers webdavs: a (read-write) view of the share for browsers and webdav clients s3: a read/write view using the Simple Storage Service (S3) Each of these may be active at the same time, and optionally can have an end date, so you can “open up” a share for writes from another organisation which then automatically “closes” at the end date....

A bit more spam after ending use of Spamhaus   news

The Science mailservice used Spamhaus for decades as one of the blocklists to filter spam in mail. When we were notified that we would need a commercial license that would cost ca. 5kEUR/y, we investigated how much more spam would come through without the Spamhaus service. This showed that users would get more spam, but most of it would be delivered in the Spam folder. Next to that, we expect that the spam filtering of the also used Exchange Online Protection will improve....

New version of Bookings   news

Last week, a new version of the Bookings Platform for Scientific Devices has been released. Together with Emendis, we have given the application a total make-over: not only the look and feel have changed, but also the underlying technique has been revised. From now on, we will use SurfConext for authentication. We wish to thank all colleagues who helped us to test the new application, and in particular, we thank Fred Melssen for all his efforts in the last years....

Science software licenses URL   news

All license info, including the license codes, are now readily available for all Science users at the Science license overview page for the Science software managed by C&CZ.

CephFS retired   news

After the storage downtime of CephFS in our Ceph cluster, we decided together with the users of this service to stop offering CephFS shares through SMB and NFS. All data has been copied out of CephFS. We have ended the CephFS service. We will only use the Ceph cluster to store our backups, using the S3 API.

Superchown   news

We have enabled a service called superchown. This service allows you as a volume owner to change the ownership of files in the volume. Previously, you would need to send an email to make these changes, but with superchown you can do it yourself. Currently this is implemented as a command line utility that is available on the LILOs. Its manual page has all the details: man superchown If you have further questions, or want to use superchown, please send us an email....

Matlab R2024a available   news

The latest version of Matlab, R2024a, is available. The software and license codes can be obtained through a mail to postmaster for those entitled to it. The software can also be found on the install-share. All C&CZ-managed Linux machines have this version installed, the older version (/opt/matlab-R2023b/bin/matlab) will be available temporarily. The C&CZ-managed Windows machines will not receive a new version during the semester to prevent problems with version dependencies in current lectures....

Maple new version Maple2024   news

The latest version of Maple, Maple2024, for Windows/macOS/Linux can be found on the Install network share and has been installed on C&CZ managed Linux computers. License codes can be requested from C&CZ helpdesk or postmaster.

NI LabVIEW license prolonged and new version   news

The license for the LabVIEW from NI has been prolonged until April 16, 2025. This license is for the versions 2022Q3 and higher, that use a subscription model. The new 2024Q1 software can be found on the C&CZ Install disc. The license server is: labview.science.ru.nl:28000 In order to be able to check out a license, names of pc’s and/of users have to be entered by C&CZ in the license server. For remote pcs this DNS suffix has to be added to the IPv4 DNS configuration: science....

New face at C&CZ   news

C&CZ is pleased that the recent vacancy for a systems developer / sysadmin has been filled. Since March, Arnoud Thörig works at C&CZ. Arnoud studied Mathematics at the Faculty of Science and has many years of experience as a Systems and DevOps Engineer.