IRTF and 88" were migrated to ATM on June 27th, Keck was the last to convert around the same time. The FDDI is completely de-comissioned.
The serial card to be installed in the HP Cisco router for Internet access backup is on order.
Henry Stilmack reported some problems with the Fast Ethernet Link at University Park. He suggests we lower the speed from 100 Mbps to 10 Mbps.
At CSO Hilo, the Linux router is not handling RIP properly, static routes are currently used. Ryusuke Ogasawara suggested that changes in the kernel are necessary and will email Ruisheng any information on the subject he can find.
Ruisheng Peng reported that CSO has been approached by the department of Tropical Agriculture to establish a radio link to the CSO. Pui Hin suggested asking Tropical Agriculture to contact her directly.
Pui Hin asked if it is nececcary to restructure the network at HP to make it easier to administer and monitor. For example, we can set up ATM PVC VLANs so that computers at HP belonging to an organization become part of the organization's network. Access to those computers is controlled solely through the organization's gateway and firewall. This will allow each organization to set up security policy as needed. The only downside to this is that an ATM switch-router is needed at HP.
Henry Stilmack, on the other hand, thought that HP is inherently insecure because of the nature of access. Some network security can be implemented at the public routers, and individual organization needs to be be responsible for computer machine security.
The consensus is not to take any expensive approach at this time.