Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

June 2, 2000

Members present: Rich Anderson, Allen Bradley, Bill Buntain, Tim Christian, Wil Clark, Mike Hatch, Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Paul Hons, Kirk Kelly, Mike Maner, Gary Mathews, Bruce Pollock, Chris Strauss, Roy Zumwalt

Members absent: Troy Bacon, Craig Berry, Ginger Boone, Jim Curry, Eric DuChemin, Cyndie Harris, Pam Hight, Abraham John, Brenda Kirk, Maurice Leatherbury, Ramu Muthiah, Dallas Newell, Mike Wright

Guests: CR Chevli, Blair Copeland, Daren Dugan, Richard Harris, Coy Hoggard, Jason Myre, Shannon Peevey (representing Cyndie Harris) Rory Rivoire, Steve Rowell, Charlotte Russell, Craig Terrell, Jon Walker

The minutes of the January 21st, 2000 were approved as written.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported that the Student Computing Committee had not met.

Tim Christian reported that evaluation of Personal Digital Assistants (Palm Vx, Psion Revo, Compaq PocketPC) has begun should be completed in the summer.

Bill Buntain presented a draft version of a report on VLAN/Naming Services Implementation. Supporting documentation was made available that outlined the general principles behind the planned implementation. The basic goals are to enable users to gain access to resources on the UNT campus and across the Internet, to optimize the performance of the campus network, to minimize the effort required from network management staff to accomplish that task, and to provide necessary controls to limit and/or identify inappropriate use of UNT networking resources. Full implementation of the plan will not take place until Data Communications staff members have opportunity to install and test the Dynamic DNS/DHCP services and establish a method of tracking machine names and resolving conflicts.

Mike Hatch, Tim Christian, Jon Walker as well as other members had various questions and comments regarding DNS naming practices and the use of static IP addresses in regard to the plan. The general consensus of all present was that questions and comments should be documented and submitted to Bill Buntain for review. Further study will continue and additional drafts of the plan may follow.

The meeting adjourned at 11:25 AM.

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