Sounds like an interesting event, seeing as I'm a ways away I'll let you
folks do the planning, but assuming I can get permission, I'll plan on
coming if it happens.
One comment on the agenda items so far: looks like you folks are a Novell
shop (Netware/Groupwise/Zen). Our network is MS server 2003/First
Class/Active Directory. I know others who are totally Mac shops,
including the servers. Will there be a track for us?
One comment on the filtering track, I'd be interested in knowing what
others use for filtering, and how satisfied folks are with it. Until this
year, we used a really old and cheap Sonicwall device, it wasn't
particularly aggressive at blocking, shall we say, or configurable with
much granularity, but we weren't blocking much other than porn. On the
advice of a consultant, we purchased Websense, which has a lot of options
for the administrator, like logging and per user configuration, but it
costs $$$, IMHO.
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 3:44 PM +0000 wrote:
>After some internal discussion among ourselves here at CCSU we decided
>that we would like to host the Tech Conference this spring. We would
>need to get a meeting of the now infamous "Pizza Group" (actually
>anyone and everyone interested in showing up) soon to decide on the
>specifics such as agenda and possibly outside speakers and vendors. We
>can host it here at Essex High School on April 28th. This is during the
>spring break and is the only time that we would have parking available.
>As far as a meeting of planners, I would suggest that we meet here at
>EHS on either Wed March 22 or 23rd at 4:00 PM to plan the event. We
>would have technology on hand to help us plan. Of equal importance, we
>can provide pizza and drinks (soft) for the meeting. Please reply to
>the list if you want to attend and which date works best.
>Some possible agenda items for the Tech Conference would be:
>- Nagios - how to setup monitoring on your network
>- Sans and Clustering - Is it for you and how can you do it
>- Filtering - Tales of blocking and creative workarounds by students
>(blog available on myspace)
>- Zenworks - what it is if you don't use it and creative
>implementations if you are using it
>- GroupWise - Architecture, backup and best practices - GroupWise 7
>what's it all about?
>- VOIP - A look at the implementing at CCSU
>- File System Factory - Novell's home directory management software -
>Is it for you? A look at the CCSU implementing.
>- Anti-virus - what are you using, what does it cost and how does it
>- WAN - What bandwidth do you have? What is the configuration? VPNs,
>SLP, bandwidth management
>- Helpdesk - how does your s work? What kind of software are you
>- PDAs - what's happening with these little guys?
>I understand that there might be some money left over from previous
>conferences so it would be good to know how much and how to access it.
>Jack W. Barnes, CNE
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