March 2001


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Michael Snyder <[log in to unmask]>
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Departmental Technology Coordinators <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 15 Mar 2001 09:21:42 -0500
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Perhaps there is a need for ways or a process for everyone to learn what
is now available and appropriate for  their situation. This may be a
task for the communication committee. How can we better communicate or
make available information of what already exists. Do we have a
university wide map of all the servers and operating systems in use and
do we have a way of evaluating their performance, or comparing their
performance?  How about using the Persius polling software to shed more
light on this?

Greg MacKinnon wrote:
> Thank you, Jess.  You have made the case for CIT  central services with more
> eloquence that I could muster.
> I would add only the following:
> >
> > FYI - we are using other "flavors" of unix as well these days.. Solaris
> > and Linux mainly.    We use the best tool for the job.
> >
> > > - departments invest lots of money in Linux, NT, Novell and their
> > >   share of services and applications,
> > > - my manager wants something on his table ASAP,
> > > - my manager wants something reliable which I will be responsible for,
> We also maintain NetWare-based file and print servers, NetWare based lab
> management servers, an NT-based communications security server, and NT 4
> Terminal server with Citrix MetaFrame services, a Linux "game server" for the
> students.  Additionally, we are considering a Windows 2000 Antivirus
> management solution, new types of file services, NT-based web-survey tools,
> and other cross-platform solutions too numerous to mention.
> We use the tool for the job with an eye on security, stability, and
> cross-platform authentication, NOT some blind OS-bias.  We may see more
> NT/2000 in CIT in the future, we may not.  It all depends on the needs of the
> community.
> -Greg MacKinnon
> Systems Administrator
> CIT Client Services
> University of Vermont
> 802-656-8251