Pui Hin asked that no modification to the network be made during her absence.
There was a discussion regarding whether we should do switched 10 or switched 100 Ethernet. The consensus was to start with switched 100 and back down if we see any congestion problem.
Pui Hin passed out new IP numbers to be used with the new 100BASE-T at HP. The new numbers are allocated with firewall filtering and future subnetting in mind.
Some of the Cisco ATM equipment has already been shipped to the IfA and is being tested at the moment. The current plan is to ship the equipment to the summit between June 15th and June 20th. The equipment will first be set up as a standalone system. Integration will occur a week or two after the new system is burnt in, around the end of June or beginning of July.
Pui Hin also suggested using SVCs as oppose to PVCs for the summit ATM network since the ATM technology has matured since we first talked about it two years ago, and router configuration is a lot easier with SVC. PVCS can still be used for organization that has compatibility issues.
On the Internet Access link, it turns out that a 10 mbps ATM circuit is the same price as a 6 mbps ATM circuit. Pui Hin reported that the contract has just been signed between GTE and UH. However, GTE has a 6 week lead time from the signing of the contract to circuit installation. So it is not certain at this time when we will have that in place.