Distributed Computing Support
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), Robert Wellman (substituting for Paul Hons (College of Education)), Katy Gallahan (substituting for Scott Jackson (Libraries)), Scott Joyce (Housing), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/LAN Support), 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 Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Admin), Roy Zumwalt (TAMS)
T.J. Adamowicz (Police and Traffic), Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Allen Bradley (CITC Network Computing Services), John Davis (UNT Facilities), Daren Dugan (CITC Network Computing Services), Nassos Galiopoulos (UNT Sys Center @ Dallas), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure ( CITC Remedy), Tyson McMillan (UNT HR), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Patrick Pluscht (Center for Distributed Learning), Charlotte Russell ( CITC Admin/Compliance), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Glenn Thorpe (CITC Information Security), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Scott Windham (CITC Data Communications), Yancy Yeargan (CITC Netwrok Computing Services), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog)
Minutes from April 6, 2007, were approved as written.
WEB SITE SCANNING
Glenn Thorpe reported that scanning is underway for the web sites registered via the UNT Website Registration Service (https://web3.unt.edu/siteregistration/). Site updaters should have received a message notifying of the scanning. The scanning process will complete and submit any web forms found on the site, however, it should be easy to tell if information was submitted as part of the scanning process. Scanning has been in progress for 8 weeks and approximately one half of the registered web sites have been scanned.
Tim Christian, at the request of the DCSMT chair, relayed a status update regarding the Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration project. It was reported that Dave Kunkel of Dell has been added to the professional services team as an additional resource on the UNT migration project. Brainstorm Outlook 2007 reference cards have been ordered. The migraion steering committee agreed on the e-mail naming convention as suggested by the DIR and that all exchange mailboxes would be assigned with an address of this format. It has been proposed that any new top-level aliases will be created using the new naming convention (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Discussion ensued regarding to what extent users should be required or encouraged to adopt the new convention if they already have an existing top-level alias for outbound rewrite. It was expressed that the adoption of a standard should be a University-wide decision and should possibly be deliberated by the IRC. Jason Myre reported that the test Exchange server was up and running.
Philip Baczewski reported receiving additional information about Horizon Wimba Live Classroom security issues. Richard Anderson relayed that he had had a meeting with Horizon Wimba technical staff to discuss the issue and noted that the application uses VNC software over the https port. Access to the desktop is controlled by the meeting moderator, but user education may be necessary to minimize the risk of security compromised via Live Classroom.
Uwe Rossbach suggested that students should be able to sign up to receive emergency alert messages via SMS phone messages. Philip Baczewski stated that investigation of such a service was underway by Joe Adamo and others in the CITC.
No area reports were given.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:37 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2007.
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