[plug] [Fwd: ITSSA Hosting PLUG]
leon at brooks.smileys.net
Thu Apr 1 10:28:31 WST 1999
Richard Sather wrote:
> what itssa's offering
> use of the club room for the duration of the meeting (power/netconnect
> chairs tables etc etc - the usual guff)
> whats definite
> microwave , fridge full of drinks/chocolate, the toilet isnt
> downstairs and doesnt have cockroaches. there is also no rat.
> airconditioned atmosphere
> the tutorial rooms directly outside are ok for small groups
> theres two lecture theatres for bigger stuff within 20 metres
> the tavern/manics is/are further away (food at Carawarra + Vic Pk)
> parking after 5.30 is free + more of it
> we have gaming sessions a little more frequently than the ucc(AFAIK)
> no cost network connection
> - the majority of itssa hosts are on an internal network
> 192.168.128/24 and feed a natd box that belongs to
> dssrg (distributed systems and security research group), you
> have to connect via the natd box.
> - this keeps the local it staff happy, theres no misconfigured
> winbox crud or intra itssa traffic on the backbone and they
> dont have to worry about novell problems.
> - and keeps the computing centre happy ,they get a correctly
> configured dns, someone who will apply their rules etc etc
> i.e. strictly academic use and nothing but NT/compaq.
> whats semi definite
> rooms shouldnt be a problem , theres no shortage of space so PLUG
> wont conflict with classes. also the guild hires to outside
> organisations and charges based on what the org charges AFAIK no door
> fee => no/nominal hire fee - but in any case - being guests of itssa
> => no fee since you are providing an educational enhancement for itssa
> members :-).
> whats out/unfortunate
> cant offer membership with a computer account on the outside box to
> non students. you can host a machine here but given that it would have
> to have open access to itssa members aswell as be blocked from incoming
> connections (cant have proxies etc etc) - i'm not sure of its value
> to PLUG other than being a goodwill/promo jesture.
> we dont have 25 years worth of hardware piling up (no Xterms unfort)
> anyway - thats about whats on offer - in a nutshell,
> ucc - dirt + quality facilities + less network hassles
> and Mondays is still a good night.
How say you all?
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?"
a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
-- Charlie Brown, "Peanuts" [Charles Schulz]
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