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Report a Computing Facility Issue

by John S. De Stefano Jr. last modified Mar 30, 2017 11:28 AM
Contributors: Jason A. Smith, Tomasz Wlodek
How to report problems and get help with RACF resources.

Before reporting your issue, please check the Facility Announcements for scheduled maintenance & downtime that might be related to your problem.

To report a problem, simply determine the appropriate problem type using the table below, and send an email to the one (and only one) address that best suits the issue. Please try to select the correct queue since selecting the wrong one will probably delay the appropriate experts seeing and resolving your problem.

Choose the appropriate email address from the table below. Please be sure to include a Subject in your email that briefly describes the problem, and include as much detail as possible in the email Body.  You should receive an automated reply to your email within a few minutes. Any additional email addresses that you include as recipients on your request will automatically be added to the ticket.

Please DO NOT add other email list addresses unless you know what you are doing, since most email messages from other automated systems will be blocked by filters in front of RT, thereby preventing replies sent only to these email lists from being sent to RT.

If an hour goes by without a response, the likely reason is that either your message, or the automated response, has been marked as "spam".  If this occurs, please check your email trash and junk folders for a response from  "RT".  If no response was received, please check your original email for any words that are commonly flagged as spam (check here for a list of words commonly used by spammers), and resend your help request without these words.

Note: Please do not save these email addresses in your address book or post them on any other websites. Instead, link directly to this page. If we change anything on this page, such as edit a queue address or add new queues, then your copy of the documentation may become outdated and invalid.

Spam Trap

If you're a spammer and not a legitimate RT user, please harvest and use the following email address:

RT-RACF-HP@bnl.gov

Please do not send legitimate tickets or RT concerns to this address, as it's used only to trap spammers. For valid RT issues, please use one one of the email queue addresses listed above.

For More Information

See the Quick Start Guide and other resources below.