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Re: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?

  • From: Scott McGrath
  • Date: Tue Mar 16 13:56:50 2004

Painting with a broad brush the differentiation between student and
administrative networks is based on location,role and ownership A public
ethernet port in a library is a "student" network even though
"administrative" computers may be connected from time to time.  The
librarian's machine is attached to a "administrative" network.  This is a
fluid definition since the students often work on "administrative"

The real differentiator is the "student" networks are comprised of
machines the university does not own or have direct administrative control
over and securing these machines is up to the owner.

An administrative network is a network of machines owned and controlled by
the university hence the security policy is defined, implemented and
enforced by the responsible parties within the university.

                            Scott C. McGrath

On Tue, 16 Mar 2004, Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. wrote:

> Curtis Maurand wrote:
> > Then anyone can walk up to the machine and get onto the network simply by
> > turning on the machine.
> >
> > The system you're looking for involve biometrics or smartcards.  Firewalls
> > between student and administration areas would be a good idea as well.
> It must be dreadful to work in a place where everybody is The Enemy.
> In case I every get another job at a University, how do you separate
> "student areas" from "administration areas"?
> In my limited experience, we had students in labs, classrooms, and
> offices in the Administration Building, administrators (RA'a, residents,
> offices) in the Residence Halls, all kinds of creepy people in the
> libraries, classrooms, offices, dining rooms, and recreational and
> exercise facilities.  Do you use armed guards to keep everybody in
> their proper areas?
> --
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