Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

October 6, 2006

Members
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), John Berra (Registrar), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/ Classroom Support Services), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/LAN Support), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Joyce (Housing), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Jim Byford (substituting for Bruce Pollock (ABN Lan Mgmt)), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center)

Guests
Nick Anderson (UNT Facilities), Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Charlie Andrews (Col of Education), Tom Delozier (HSC IT@ Ft. Worth), Daren Dugan (CITC Network Computing Services), Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), John Hooper (CITC Administrative Info Sys), Krysta Kaye (CITC Data Communications), Matt Kernan (CEN Computing Services), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Tom McElwee (CITC Technical Support Services), Steven McKay (CITC EIS Computing), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance),Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog), Steve Vocelka (Computing and IT Center), Vicky Walker (CITC EIS Computing), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from September 15, 2006, were approved as written.

SECURITY CHANGES FOR LDAP SYSTEMS

Yancey Yeargan reported on planned security changes for the ID Management LDAP servers. In order to increase the protection level for those servers and the data they contain, they will be moved behind a firewall and only authorized systems and individuals will have access to those servers in order to query data.

Related to this discussion, Charlotte Russell stated that UNT's general council office had issued a ruling that EUIDs are protected information and are subject to additional protections from public release. DCSMT passed a motion made by Uwe Rossbach to express to the IRC the negative impact that this ruling may have on UNT's ability to conduct its mission. it was discussed that EUIDs are currently used as student e-mail addresses, and access IDs, but are not useful for obtaining information without an accompanying password. It was expressed that DCSMT would like the IRC seek clarification on this ruling to determine if an alternate or compromise position is possible. Maurice Leatherbury mentioned that University ID numbers were no longer considered protected information after a ruling by the State Attorney General.

OLD BUSINESS

Philip Baczewski demonstrated the Server Software Evaluation Survey that was developed by the Novell software evaluation subcommittee and after feedback from the group projected its release by the week of 10/16/2006.

NEW BUSINESS

Krysta Kaye (CITC Datacomm) announced that planning is underway for a major upgrade of campus data network switches and she asked for input regarding any area projects or initiatives which might have an impact on future network traffic.

Richard Anderson (CITC Security) inquired whether there was interest in exploring a campus-side license for PGP necruption for laptops and desktops which would include a key escrow service. Concensus of the group was that the demand was not yet wide enough to justify a campus-side license.

AREA REPORTS

Tim Christian reported that the College of Arts and Sciences renamed their Active Directory domain.

Don McClure reported that he was making progresson installing a Remedy ITSM 7 application testbed which would be made available for testing as soon as possible.

Maurice Leatherbury reported that the IBM World Community Grid project had been approved and asked for comments or questions regarding its use on campus. Paul Hons noted problems with interaction with the Novell client when the screen saver was activated but noted that the world community grid was installable without the screen saver feature.
Maurice also mentioned that there has been an increase in takedown notices from the RIAA lately and that the CITC is looking into possible solutions for stemming those notices to UNT.

Jason Myre announced that he is installing a Blackberry enterprise server for use with Groupwise and Blackberry devices and a Groupwise Mobility server which would support other kinds of devices.

Paul Hons announced that College of Education is syncing Netware and AMS passwords.

Charlie Andrews announced that College of Education labs are using Netware authentication for student login to lab workstations.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:16 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2006.


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